Orange County sheriff fights back against sanctuary state designation

March 27, 2018

With one city in the county attempting to opt out California’s sanctuary state law, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is now publishing the dates in which inmates will be released from custody. Additionally, other agencies in Orange County are considering challenges to California’s sanctuary state law. [Cal Coast Times]

Senate Bill 54, which took effect on Jan. 1, prohibits state and local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities and inquiring about an individual’s immigration status. Though the Trump Administration has sued California over the law, until recently, the state had not faced much resistance to its sanctuary status.

Last week, the Los Alamitos City Council voted 4-1 in favor of an ordinance declaring that SB 54 is contrary to the United States Constitution and stating that the Orange County city will comply with federal laws instead. The Los Alamitos council has yet to formally adopt the ordinance, and it is unclear how the city will implement the rule.

On Monday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, which also opposes the sanctuary state law, followed suit by adding inmates’ release dates to the agency’s “Who’s in Jail” online database. The addition to the database also includes the time at which inmates will be released from custody.

Sheriff’s officials are making available the release information for all inmates, not just ones suspected of being in the country illegally. However, the sheriff’s department stated its objective is to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

“This is in response to SB 54 limiting our ability to communicate with federal authorities and our concern that criminals are being released to the street when there’s another avenue to safeguard the community by handing them over,” Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes said.

The sheriff’s department did not discuss the issue with ICE prior to placing inmates’ release dates on its website.

In addition to the sheriff’s department and Los Alamitos, other Orange County agencies are taking stands against SB 54 or considering do so. For instance, the Yorba Linda City Council decided to file an amicus brief to the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California.

Likewise, on Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors will consider various possible measures challenging SB 54, ranging from adopting a resolution to suing the state.







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sweethome

Wildrnes If a burglar breaks in to your house, would that be a “illegal alien invaders”? Or would you give the burglar “sanctuary”? Oh wait, of course you would give sanctuary if a burglar breaks into to your neighbor’s house; but not your house.

Jorge Estrada

I guess we could be politically correct and just say that Orange County is now publicly announcing their graduating prison class too. The public should know about these graduates and their major for the unmet needs in employment. Good for Orange County’s equal recognition policy.

SLOBIRD

Glad to see someone in this State still represents the citizenship. As a native of California (3rd generation of legal immigrants) I am offended with the amount of money this State is wasting on illegals while continually asking for more from my wallet. We are paying Eric Holder $thousands$ everytime we file another lawsuit for illegals. How about worrying about the legals and doing something nice for us without it is costing, regulating or penalizing the legal citizens. I am so sick of all this poor illegal propaganda as our State continues to sink further in the hole on so many levels!

Wildrnes

Hold on there partner! “illegal alien invaders”? There is no invasion taking place.

copperhead

300,000 apprehensions in 2017 alone (source Bloomberg) and you say there is no invasion. Is it because you believe mexifornia is still part of their country?

The Identarian

Kevin De Leon for Senate! LMAO

horse_soldier

‘Bout damn time!

George Bailey

Ladies & Gentlemen,

It is good news that public officials in Orange County are finally standing up for real American citizens instead of illegal alien invaders. We must insist that corrupt libetard politicians like Kevin DeLeon and Jerry Brown retreat from their policy of giving our country away, and I predict that oneway they will be arrested and prosecuted for their treasonous behavior.

Locally, corrupt politicians like Adam Hill, Bruce Gibson, Steve Lavignino, Caren Ray and Heidi Harmon have sought political gain by selling taxpayers down the drain, and I can only imagine a day when that nonsense is stopped by a patriotic citizen. We don’t have to tolerate this betrayal, and the law is on our side because illegal is a crime, not a race.

I wish Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties had the same vision as Orange County, because American taxpayers deserve to live in a safe country.

George