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Sanctuary cities lawsuit: Jeff Sessions, federal government abuse their power

Sanctuary cities lawsuit: Jeff Sessions, federal government abuse their power

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, and centres on the sanctuary policies in California that the Justice Department's lawsuit claims are interfering with the federal government's immigration policies, The Guardian reported.

Jerry Brown on Wednesday unloaded on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' speech attacking California for its policies on cooperating with federal immigration officials.

Sessions will speak before the California Peace Officers Association, Wednesday, March 7, to make what's being billed as a major announcement about sanctuary policy.

SB 54, which restricts law enforcement officials from notifying federal immigration agents about the release dates for prisoners in their custody who have been convicted and therefore face deportation.

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California Attorney General Xavier Beccera, who has sued the Trump administration repeatedly over immigration, environmental and other matters, said he was not surprised by the lawsuit.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. "It wasn't something I chose to do, but I can't sit by idly while the lawful authority of federal officers are being blocked by legislative acts and politicians", Sessions said, straying from his prepared remarks. "Our track record so far when it comes to any dispute with the federal government has been pretty good", Becerra said.

The third is SB54, known as law of Sanctuary State, which prohibits all California security forces from sharing information with immigration if it is not a court order.

Those who support the sanctuary city policies say they increase public safety by promoting trust between immigrant communities and law enforcement. The states are actually supposed to be supporting the federal government when it's enforcing the law as required by the Constitution. The Justice Department is also reviewing Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's decision to warn of an immigration sweep in advance, which ICE said allowed hundreds of immigrants to escape detention. So obviously the attorney general has found it hard to be just a normal attorney general. They're talking about a Supreme Court case from several years ago where the Obama Justice Department sued Arizona over some very punitive immigration laws that Arizona had passed.

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"I do think this is pure red meat for the base and I would assume ― but this is pure speculation ― that Jeff thinks that Donald will be happier with him and I'm sure Donald will be tweeting his joy at this particular performance".

The state led the fight over undocumented immigrants while supporting others in litigation over the travel ban and environmental deregulation. In this case, it is California that is arguably in uncharted legal territory, imposing barriers aimed at undermining federal law enforcement efforts.

Schaaf later echoed the refrain to slam Sessions for tearing apart families and distorting the reality of declining violent crime in a "sanctuary city" like Oakland.

He added: "When people feel confident to come forward to report crimes in our communities or participate in policing efforts without fear of deportation, they are more likely to cooperate with the criminal justice system".

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