President Trump Sues California
Immigration is a hot topic, but there is the DACA issue, which is different, and the illegals residing in the USA because of expired visas or bypassing the legal entry. Most Americans support the DACA kids who were brought here as kids by their parents and lived their lives here. They are American is all ways but not citizens. The illegals that live here for a variety of reasons hide in sanctuary cities or states, this is what the lawsuit against California is about.
California has passed statutes that reflect a deliberate effort to obstruct the United States’ enforcement of federal immigration law and impede consultation and communication between federal and state law enforcement officials in local cities and towns. This non-cooperation creates a haven for illegals. The sanctuary laws California passed restrict when and how local law enforcement can cooperate with federal immigration enforcement officers. In many cases, ICE is never informed they have an illegal or told after their release. Seldom are they informed while local authorities detain him. Trump has threatened to stop federal funds given to any state or city with sanctuary laws. So, California is the first test to be filed in court. But that is not all, Trump has declared that he will also file lawsuits against cities and counties supporting the California state law.
One statute passed limits state and local agencies from sharing information with federal officers about criminals or suspects unless they have been convicted of serious crimes.
Another statute prohibits local business from allowing immigration to gain access to employee records without a court order or subpoena. Those that violate it get slapped with a $10,000 fine.
In December, 1,715 unauthorized immigrants in California were arrested by ICE. California has many cities, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego, that are homes for many illegals.
Both sides are confident they will win. California does not have to cooperate with ICE. ICE can deport and seize as many illegals reported to them. They can raid work places and fine employers hiring them. California's position is that they do not have to enforce federal immigration laws and they are correct. But, what happens when federal law conflicts with state or local laws?
Trump's lawsuit will be the test case.