Law360: 16 States Back DOJ Challenge To Calif. Sanctuary Laws

IRLI In The News

September 27, 2018

By Suzanne Monyak

Representatives for 16 states and several law enforcement organizations have backed the federal government’s challenge to a set of so-called sanctuary laws in California, urging the Ninth Circuit in friend-of-the-court briefs to strike down the state statutes for allegedly impeding federal immigration enforcement efforts.

Led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 15 attorneys general and one governor representing a slew of southern and Midwestern states on Tuesday continued their support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s attack on three California state laws that limit cooperation between state officials and federal immigration authorities. Read the full article at Law360.

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