Justice Department Sues State Of California Over Sanctuary Policies

07 March, 2018, 11:50 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Young immigrants activists and supporters of the DACA program march through downtown Los Angeles California in September 2017

It says three state laws intentionally undermine federal immigration law. "We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America". If they try to check an employee's immigration status a second time, they face fines.

Brown responded in a statement by calling the lawsuit a "political stunt".

The Justice Department says those laws hinder immigration authorities and are unconstitutional.

However, the Justice Department's attempts to carry out the order to date have been stymied by lawsuits in the federal courts in Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia. He told Sessions and others that his administration has targeted members of the violent MS-13 gang but has been "getting no help from the state of California".

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Although the court is being asked to consider only California, which this year became a "sanctuary state" to some fanfare, the court's decision could have far-reaching consequences for other jurisdictions with similar policies.

The move comes after a Northern California federal judge declined a proposed injunction brought by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra that would have blocked the administration from taking such action. "Jeff, these political stunts may be the norm in Washington, but they don't work here".

To make its case, the DOJ is in part pointing to a ruling on a very different state-level immigration law: Arizona's SB 1070, which was meant to expand local police efforts to find and arrest undocumented immigrants. In this case, it is California that is arguably in uncharted legal territory, imposing barriers aimed at undermining federal law enforcement efforts.

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., who was tapped to represent the California State Senate in private practice, opined in a letter that Senate Bill 54 "fully complies with the Constitution and federal law".

In an open challenge to President Donald Trump's determined push to halt illegal immigration and expel potentially millions of people who came to the United States without papers, last October Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation making all of California a "sanctuary state". As Gov. Jerry Brown, D, was contemplating signing a law late a year ago that would limit how state and local police could cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, Sessions said publicly that the measure would endanger law enforcement officers and neighborhoods.

The DOJ suit will also target a law called AB 450 that went into effect January 1 and restricts private employers' ability to cooperate with federal immigration officials, including by requiring a subpoena or warrant to enter workplaces and by notifying workers about reviews of employment documentation. The suit includes a declaration from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan, who said that the inability of ICE officers to go to local lockups to pick up immigrants who have been detained by local police agencies forces them to hunt down suspects in more unsafe settings.

Brown blasted back at Sessions, who has been a key enforcer of the Trump administration's immigration crackdown.

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