Spero News: Free speech at stake in firestorm of cities resisting California sanctuary laws

IRLI In The News

April 6, 2018

By Martin Barillas

On March 6, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to oppose state laws in California that seriously restrict cooperation on the part of local law enforcement, and employers, to cooperate with federal immigration agencies. Titled U.S. v. California, the lawsuit asserts that three California state laws, “The California Values Act” (SB54), “The Immigrant Worker Protection Act” (AB450), and Assembly Bill 103 (AB103) are unconstitutional obstructions to the federal government’s enforcement of immigration laws.

The Immigration Reform Law Institute, which is an advocacy law firm that supports the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform, filed a motion and brief in support of the federal lawsuit, thus taking aim at SB54 and AB450 on behalf of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC), and the group Fight Sanctuary State. Filed on Friday, the brief argues that SB54 and AB450 directly interfere with federal enforcement of immigration law, according to IRLI, “even in ways that invite armed confrontations between state and federal officers.” … Read the full story in Spero News.

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