Los Alamitos approves ordinance to opt out of state's sanctuary law

  • Los Alamitos approves ordinance to opt out of state's sanctuary law

Los Alamitos approves ordinance to opt out of state's sanctuary law

"I don't think there's a large undocumented presence which begs the question: why is the council trying to make a big deal out of something that isn't a big deal in the community", Pullen said. "We are heartened that body politics is taking an action that supports federal laws", Robin Hvidston, executive director of We The People Rising, a lobbying organization for stricter immigration enforcement, told the newspaper.

"There's been a real shift to a national, xenophobic acceptability in our society that is heartbreaking", Klein said in The Register.

One woman hailed the council members as "pioneers" and urged them to pass the ordinance. "I would not give them my vote".

Kusumoto and Edgar joined council members Shelley Hasselbrink and Richard Murphy in support of the new local law.

"You do not represent me by passing this ordinance", Reed said. He urged the council to vote for the proposed ordinance. Are we not going to follow state law every time we disagree with them?

"There's an unavoidable, often unspoken, fear that the city around us may be in a state of irreversible decline, and a suspicion on the part of some that the rights of homeless people have trumped the rights of everyone else", writes the Times. It has nothing to do with color. "It has nothing to do with immigration - it has to do with legal and illegal".

According to the Orange County Register, the city council members of Los Alamitos believe that the sanctuary law, SB54,"may be in direct conflict with federal laws and the Constitution of the United States".

"We disagree with Sacramento on a lot of things". However, after carefully weighing both sides of a very complicated and emotional issue, I could not see how the ordinance proposed tonight would benefit our city. Los Alamitos will also file an amicus brief with a lawsuit from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions against the state of California. "The country is a law-and-order country and you have to come here legally", said Moti Cohen, a Garden Grove resident whose wife grew up in Los Alamitos. "I believe our small city is not the appropriate venue nor does it have the resources to fight this battle". Councilman Mark Chirco voted against it, saying adopting it would lead to litigation, according to the Register.