PRESS: Justice Department Sues California over Sanctuary City Policies

Ryan Hite
03-07-2018

St. Louis:  Yesterday, the Department of Justice sued the state of California, following through in the battle between the Trump administration and local governments that declare themselves exempt from federal immigration enforcement. The lawsuit, which also names California Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, challenges three recent state laws that the Trump administration says are hostile toward federal immigration law and endangers federal agents.

"President Trump and his administration officials have followed through, yet again, on a major campaign promise," said Ed Martin, President of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. "Sanctuary cities are an affront to our national security, our sovereignty, and the lives and livelihoods of American citizens. Then-candidate Trump recognized this and made the fight against sanctuary cities a major plank of his campaign.

"We are thrilled to see Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his Department of Justice take this action against dangerous liberals who have mocked the rule of law for too long. It's long overdue that our executive branch stands up for law and order and puts the American citizen first in immigration policy."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 7, 2018
CONTACT: RYAN HITE, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

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