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Law Abiding Citizens Work to Stop Sanctuary State Laws
Ventura, CA (October 2, 2018) — Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) applauds the efforts of the counties and cities that are defying California’s SB 54, the “sanctuary state” law that prohibits local law enforcement from cooperating with federal officers to deport criminals who are in the country illegally.
CAPS has launched a website, https://www.stopsanctuary.com/, to provide activists in California and across the nation with information about this sanctuary status that endangers their communities. It includes an interactive map, news articles and additional resources.
Local governments in California have passed resolutions, sent letters, and filed lawsuits and amicus briefs against the controversial SB 54 as they try to comply with federal law. An Orange County Superior Court recently ruled that Huntington Beach, and therefore all of California’s 121 charter cities, are exempt from complying with SB54. This issue is not going away.
“California is a highly desirable place to live. We don’t blame people from other countries for wanting to come here,” said Ric Oberlink, Executive Director of CAPS. “However, California’s irresponsible policies have no regard for the impact on the environment, economy or infrastructure. And now public safety will be sacrificed too.”
Californians for Population Stabilization has compiled information on municipalities in California that are standing up to the politicians in Sacramento, as well as on jurisdictions across the country that have taken positions for or against sanctuary. The issue of ‘sanctuary cities’ is dividing communities and becoming an issue in the midterm elections.
The Department of Justice has sought to withhold federal funds from state and local governments that refuse to comply with national immigration laws. If it prevails in the courts, cities and towns will forfeit much-needed funding for law enforcement. Criminal aliens will be released to inflict harm on new victims and strain the resources of underfunded local police.
“Local communities, denied federal law enforcement funds and denied the ability to work with other agencies, will have both hands tied. It’s a dangerous situation,” concluded Oberlink.
Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to formulate and advance policies designed to stabilize the population of California, the U.S. and the world at levels that will preserve the environment and a good quality of life for all.