The cities of Escondido and Aliso Viejo join the Trump Administration lawsuit against the state.
In 2015, I reported that California’s creation of new rules that permitted the issuing of driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants overwhelmed the Department of Motor Vehicles and within less than 2 months over 100,000 illegal immigrants had obtained those vital pieces of identification.
Jumping ahead to 2018, and now over 1,000,000 “undocumented” residents now have drivers licenses…quite predictably. And equally predictable is the pride that many of our state legislators are take in this achievement.
“Immigrants are getting tested, licensed and insured and this is making our roads safer for everyone,” said [Luis] Alejo, now a Monterey County supervisor, in a prepared statement. “Today, we see the law working the way it was intended to and has dramatically improved the lives of a million immigrants and their families.”
What has been less predictable to those outside of the Blue Zone of California is the mounting #CounterResistance to Sacramento’s illegal-immigrant-embracing policies. As I indicated last week, the City of Escondido has voted on the Sanctuary State policies, and has now formally joined the lawsuit against California.
The Escondido City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday to support the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California’s so-called sanctuary laws.
The council decided to file a legal brief in support of the lawsuit, which challenges the legality of three state laws enacted last year. Among them is a statute that limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities, which U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says is unconstitutional and compromises public safety.
…The decision made Escondido the first city in San Diego County to join the fight against laws protecting undocumented immigrants.
Additionally, city of Aliso Viejo is also joining the lawsuit.
After more than six hours of debate and public comment, the Aliso Viejo City Council voted 4-1 early Thursday morning to join the Orange County cities of Los Alamitos and Huntington Beach in suing the state over SB54, the piece of legislation that would protect people in the state without legal documentation by limiting local police cooperation with federal immigration agents.
“We had a robust discussion and I’m proud of my colleagues for their stamina and attention through 6.5 hours of testimony,” Aliso Viejo Mayor Dave Harrington said in a statement Thursday to CBS2. “We did the right thing.”
Now, a group called Fight Sanctuary State has begun a new ballot measure initiative to delete sections of the government code related to California’s Sanctuary State rules and another law that penalizes employers who give federal immigration authorities access to employee records or buildings without a warrant. They hope to get the proposition on the ballot for the 2020 election.
It would also revoke the granting of drivers licenses to illegal immigrants.
The measure would also impose criminal penalties and fines on government officials who obstruct federal immigration enforcement, prohibit the Department of Motor Vehicles from issuing licenses for undocumented immigrants and require voters to provide proof of citizenship to register.
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