California Fruits Flakes and Nuts
Trump DOJ sues California over ‘interference’ with immigration enforcement
The Trump Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday night against California, saying three recently-passed state laws were deliberately interfering with federal immigration policies.
It marked the latest legal and political confrontation with the nation’s most populous state, which the federal government says has repeatedly stood in the way of its plans to step up enforcement actions in the workplace and against criminal aliens.
“The Department of Justice and the Trump Administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions was expected to tell California law enforcement officers on Wednesday. “We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America.”
Even without Trump’s lawsuit, California may have to abandon sanctuary policies
In his first week as president, Trump signed an Executive Order which directed the withholding of federal funds, except as mandated by law, from sanctuary jurisdictions that prevent their police or other local entities from exchanging immigration status information with ICE.
When Trump tried to implement this policy in California, a federal judge held in a preliminary decision that the directive was unconstitutional. A permanent injunction was ordered on November 20, 2017.
Oakland mayor faces backlash after notifying residents of possible immigration enforcement
Schaaf said she had heard from multiple sources that immigration agents would be conducting enforcement operations “starting as soon as within the next 24 hours” and urged those here illegally to take precautions.
The message stunned many. On Monday, some of that surprise turned to confusion and anger as large-scale immigration sweeps did not materialize.
Orange County votes to challenge California’s sanctuary law
Sheriff leads resistance by posting inmates’ release data online
Resistance to California’s new sanctuary city laws grew this week as Orange County voted to join a federal lawsuit trying to block the laws, and the county’s sheriff said he will post information on every inmate’s release so the Homeland Security Department can see if there is anyone it wants to deport.
The Who’s in Jail database could provide a model for other law enforcement agencies chafing under SB54, the law that took effect this year prohibiting police or sheriffs from informing federal agencies when illegal immigrants are to be released.
By posting the entire list of inmates and release times, the department says, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can get the information without the sheriff’s office having to communicate specifically.
Oakland’s sanctuary city mayor should be arrested
On Saturday, Feb. 24, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf broke the law when she warned criminals on Twitter that U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement was going to start rounding up illegal aliens in the Bay Area “in the next 24 hours.”
So Mayor Schaaf should be arrested.
According to the feds, this operation aimed to arrest those here illegally that were “public safety threats,” and of the 232 arrested, crimes committed included murder, drug trafficking, aggravated assault, lewd acts with a minor, and battery, according to reports