Offbeat Trump hails 'rebellion' by local California lawmakers against state's 'sanctuary' laws

23:55  16 may  2018
23:55  16 may  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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President Donald Trump hailed the "Revolution" by local governments in Southern California against the state ' s " sanctuary " laws . There is a Revolution going on in California . Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept.

Lawmakers in the state of California passed a “ sanctuary state ” bill in the early hours of Saturday morning that would offer broad protections to undocumented immigrations in response to the Trump administration’ s aggressive deportation policies.

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President Trump on Wednesday praised local California leaders for standing up to “deadly and unconstitutional sanctuary state laws” and hailed what he called a “rebellion” against the state’s immigration policies.

“Each of you has bravely resisted California’s deadly and unconstitutional sanctuary state laws,” Trump said at the White House roundtable of local officials on the issue. “You’ve gone through a lot, too, although it’s become quite popular what you do.”

The roundtable featured a number of California Republican lawmakers and law enforcement officials who have pushed back against the state’s sanctuary laws which limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

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Through promises to fight in court, California lawmakers hit back at the Trump Administration after it filed a lawsuit against the state claiming three of its “ sanctuary state ” laws protecting undocumented immigrants obstruct the federal government’ s ability to enforce immigration policy.

Among those there with Trump were Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

"They are breaking down society by breaking down the rule of law," McCarthy said.

A Republican official told Politico ahead of the meeting that it was “a show of force.”

In March, Sessions announced a lawsuit against the state’s “sanctuary” policies, which limit local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

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(Reuters) - California lawmakers voted to become a sanctuary state , tussled over hot-button Early on Saturday, lawmakers gave last-minute support to a bill barring local governments from forcing The bill, a compromise from a version that sought to severely restrict interactions between law

The country lawmakers oppose the California Values Act, which prohibits local law enforcement. " California ' s Sanctuary laws release known dangerous criminals into communities across the State .

A number of conservative areas in the state have objected and joined that lawsuit, looking to exempt themselves from the state law. A number of the officials behind such a push were among those invited to the White House.

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“The state of California's attempts to nullify federal law have sparked a rebellion by patriotic citizens who want their families protected and their borders secured,” Trump said. “They want border security and they want protection.”

According to Fox 11, jurisdictions that have either filed amicus briefs supporting the federal lawsuit or who have joined it include Newport Beach, Orange, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Fountain Valley, San Juan Capistrano and Yorba Linda.

"I think the resistance that started in the Democratic Party, this is your Republican resistance, right here,” Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez told Trump.

“We need help Mr. President,” San Jacinto Mayor Crystal Ruiz said. “We need help protecting the city of San Jacinto, Escondido, the state of California.”

“Don’t give up the fight,” Trump urged Ruiz.

A flashpoint between California and the Trump administration came in February when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted locals to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in northern California. Authorities said hundreds of criminal illegal immigrants escaped capture as a result.

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The law pits California authorities against the Trump administration, which continues to push for a crackdown on undocumented immigrants and has threatened to withhold federal funding for any cities or states using “ sanctuary ” policies.

In what appeared to be an act of defiance against President Trump and to the dismay of many in law enforcement, California lawmakers took a significant step toward making the state a so-called “ sanctuary state .”

Trump made reference to Schaaf on Wednesday and urged Sessions to consider an obstruction of justice charge for her. The Department of Justice had said in the wake of the raid that it was investigating.

“You talk about an obstruction of justice, I would recommend that you look into obstruction of justice for the mayor of Oakland California, Jeff,” he said.

Trump has been a frequent critic of both Schaaf and Gov. Jerry Brown, and in March said he stood in “solidarity” with those pushing back against sanctuary policies in places such as Orange County.

“My Administration stands in solidarity with the brave citizens in Orange County defending their rights against California's illegal and unconstitutional Sanctuary policies,” he tweeted.

“California's Sanctuary laws...release known dangerous criminals into communities across the State,” he added. “All citizens have the right to be protected by Federal law and strong borders.”

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