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Escondido Votes to Become First in Liberal San Diego to Defy Sanctuary State Law

Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, left, and Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra, right, respond to a lawsuit filed against the state of California by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for refusing to comply with the federal government in enforcing immigration law.
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, left, and Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra, right, respond to a lawsuit filed against the state of California by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for refusing to comply with the federal government in enforcing immigration law.

Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, left, and Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra, right, respond to a lawsuit filed against the state of California by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for refusing to comply with the federal government in enforcing immigration law.

Escondido, California, has joined a growing list of local governments defying the state over the controversial and widely-believed to be unconstitutional sanctuary state law. The 4 to 1 vote to join the Trump Administration in suing the state is the first out of liberal San Diego County.

“This is the right thing to do. I was elected mayor to uphold the Constitution and to keep our city safe,” Escondido Mayor Sam Abed said. “I am committed to doing that and that’s what the council did today.”

Mayor Abed said the state of California is longer the same state that he migrated to from Lebanon, citing lawlessness on immigration, welfare and homelessness.

On January 1, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Values Act (SB-54), a law passed by Democrats in Sacramento prohibiting state and local police from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in cases when illegal immigrants face deportation.

Los Alamitos, Orange County, Yorba Linda, Huntington Beach and now Escondido have all already taken action against the law. Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Fullerton, Upland, San Diego County and Fountain Valley are all considering taking similiar action.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department also announced that it is now providing information on when inmates are released from custody. As of Monday, March 26, an existing “Who’s in Jail” online database included the date and time of inmates’ release.

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Laura Lee Baris is the Assistant Editor at People's Pundit Daily (PPD) and the Producer of "Inside the Numbers" with the People's Pundit. Laura covers politics, entertainment, culture and women's issues. She is also married to the People's Pundit, Richard D. Baris, and a mother to their two beautiful children.

Latest comments

  • YES!

  • stop making a fool of yourself by calling San Diego County liberal!

  • Woot woot!

  • Big money in San D.

  • @todd_cuck I used to live in esco, lots of beans. No idea about districts or congressional represe… https://t.co/wiAOFJGsuk

  • Escondido is not liberal. Where did the author get that from? Second this is great to hear. A large number of people, even some mentally off liberals, understand that Brown is off his rocker on this and letting every Jose, Juan, and Maria across the border. Liberals don’t give a rat’s rear end about the citizens of this country.

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