It’s Official: Orange County Will Fight California’s Sanctuary State Law

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 0 Tuesday to join the Trump Administration in a federal lawsuit over California’s sanctuary state law, SB 54. Orange County’s move lends major political support to the government’s push against sanctuary policies in California.

The Board’s decision follows a vote by one its cities, Los Alamitos, to exempt itself from the law. Cities like Yorba Linda, Buena Park, Huntington Beach and Mission Viejo are considering doing the same.

Orange County’s sheriff also took center stage in the debate this week with Monday’s announcement that the department would be publicly releasing a list of inmates being released from jail. The list will include inmates in the country illegally, as well as the date and times of their scheduled release. Undersheriff Don Barnes said the decision was in direct response to SB 54 which limits cooperation with federal immigration officials.

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