Toby Nicole White
Ventura, CA (February 11, 2020) – The Department of Justice on Monday announced a series of lawsuits targeting sanctuary policies in California, New Jersey, and King County, Washington, which obstruct the “lawful functioning of our nation’s immigration system.”
Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) Executive Director Ric Oberlink praised the lawsuit against California:
“The Department of Justice is absolutely warranted in suing California over its interference with federal immigration law. The lawsuit will likely prove meritorious as it targets a California law that blocks new ICE contracts with private prisons, which house thousands of immigration detention beds. This obstructs ICE in its mission to enforce our laws and protect our citizens in an area where there is clear federal preemption.
“Local, state, and federal law enforcement efforts are inextricably linked. California politicians are leaving no stone unturned in attempts to block, obstruct, and resist cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
“Innocent victims are paying the price for this callous disregard of public safety. Local law enforcement officials across the state have repeatedly warned of the dangers to their communities. The Orange County Sheriff recently reported that released aliens committed hundreds of new crimes because state law forbade honoring immigration detainers. One can only hope that this latest DOJ lawsuit will stem California’s efforts to help criminal illegal aliens avoid federal immigration authorities.”
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