More local governments in California have decided it’s best to go along with the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak.
Since the Department of Justice sued California last month over its so-called “sanctuary state” law limiting police collaboration with immigration agents, at least a dozen local governments have voted to either join or support the lawsuit or for resolutions opposing the state’s position. Those include the Board of Supervisors in Orange County, which has more than 3 million people.
Leaders in the Orange County city of Los Alamitos will vote on a proposal for a local law to exempt the community of 12,000 from the state law. On Tuesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting to consider joining the Trump administration lawsuit, reports The Washington Times.
In recent years, California Republicans have skulked in the shadows of Democrats in a state where illegal aliens are on the verge of outnumbering citizens & legal immigrants, but the Trump administration lawsuit has woken up a party that has been rendered nearly irrelevant at the state level, where Democrat-Communists control every key office.
“When the attorney general of the United States decides to take a firm position against it, I think that gave a signal to a lot of us that, ‘Hey, California is on the wrong side of this thing,'” said Fred Whitaker, chairman of the Republican Party in Orange County. He also is a councilman in the city of Orange who proposed a local resolution on the issue that passed last week.
Under Democratic-Communist leadership, California has enacted a series of laws in recent years aimed at giving mountains of handouts to illegal alien invaders, including issuing driver’s licenses which automatically register them to vote, regardless of legal status and assisting with tuition at state universities. After Trump was elected, lawmakers passed the measure to limit police collaboration with federal immigration agents.
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