There’s been a showdown building-up between California and Washington D.C. on immigration, but now there’s also internal strife over this issue gathering within the Golden State.
The sheriff of the more conservative Orange County has indicated he will comply with the county’s decision to go around recent state law and continue cooperating with ICE and the federal government. According to The American Scoop, yesterday, “the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced it will publicly post inmates’ release dates in order to assist ICE agents.”
The Attorney General of California, Xavier Becerra, was having none of this, indicating that he would arrest the sheriff if he cooperated with ICE. At a press conference, Becerra said:
‘State law is state law. And it is my job to enforce state law. I will do so. And we want to make sure that every jurisdiction including Orange County, understand what state law requires of the people and the sub divisions of the state of California.’
It is unknown at this time whether or not the CA AG’s threat to local law enforcement in Orange County will precipitate a reversal of O.C. policy, or if they will dig their heals in. However, it is …
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