On Tuesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, which represents over three million people, voted to support a Trump administration lawsuit targeting a California law limiting police collaboration with U.S. immigration agents.
That decision followed Monday night’s decision from the Orange County community of Los Alamitos to approve an ordinance that would exempt the city from the sanctuary law on the grounds it is unconstitutional. Los Alamitos can exempt itself because it is a charter city.
In March, the Hesperia city council voted to join an amicus brief with the Trump administration’s lawsuit.
In early March, the Trump Administration filed suit against California, asserting that three of the state’s laws were deliberately interfering with federal immigration policies. One law gave additional worker protections against federal immigration enforcement actions. Another protected illegal immigrants by limiting state and municipal cooperation with the federal government, and a third gave state officials the power to monitor and inspect immigrant detention facilities run or contracted through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.