Jeff Sessions calls out California on immigration failures after announcing lawsuit

Jeff Sessions calls out California on immigration failures after announcing lawsuit

The Trump administration escalated its war with California's sanctuary immigration policy late Tuesday by suing the state over its laws preventing local law enforcement from working with federal authorities to detain and possibly later deport illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in the state. The Justice Department is suing the state of California over three new laws that provide protection to undocumented immigrants, reports NPR.

"But California, we have a problem". "A series of actions and events has occurred here that directly and adversely affects the work of our federal officers".

Last week, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned the public about a pending ICE operation, telling immigrants that they don't have to open their doors for federal immigration agents if they don't have a warrant.

In his speech, Session said he does not "want to be in this position of having to challenge these [California] laws" but that he can't sit by while the federal government is flouted. There's no other way to interpret her remarks.

States and cities say their policies are protecting the best interest of their citizens.

"Now is good time to remind our community Oakland's violent crime rate has dropped dramatically in the last five years", she tweeted on Wednesday.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra also had strong words to say on the matter and vowed that the state will stay the course in order to protect all the state's citizens by upholding the law.

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The state's resources should not be "commandeered" by the federal government, he told reporters in a briefing.

The term can be a bit vague, but in general, "sanctuary city" refers to a city or municipality that refuses to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

Protesters who greeted Sessions offered a stark reminder of the kind of resistance he faces.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will formally announce the suit today at a law enforcement gathering in Sacramento. "Federal law is the supreme law of the land", said Mr. Sessions, one of the Trump administration's most adamant immigration restrictionists. "But we will not back down from our commitment to keep parents with their children", Morales said.

The lawsuit names Gov. "It's in the Constitution". "We do, however, have a sworn duty to protect our communities from the release of potentially unsafe criminals, wherever they may come from", said current president of CPOA, Beverly Hills Police Department Assistant Chief Marc Coopwood in a September statement.

"Despite how (De León) has presented the issue, the law enforcement profession, which CPOA represents, can not and does not engage in immigration enforcement". Jerry Brown slammed Session's planned visit. While he rejected the state's request for a preliminary injunction to turn over the money, he also rejected a request by the U.S. Department of Justice to dismiss California's lawsuit.

"Look, we know the Trump administration is full of liars", he said. "I watched the mayor's statement when she said her priority is the safety of the community, but what she did had the exact opposite effect'".

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