CALIFORNIA CHAOS: The White House SUES California Over 'Sanctuary City' Nightmare

CALIFORNIA CHAOS: The White House SUES California Over 'Sanctuary City' Nightmare

"And I believe we are going to win", according to an excerpt of his prepared remarks.

He said politicians, like Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, were trying to "score political points on the backs of officer safety". Sessions claims that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers "failed to make 800 arrests" because of Schaaf's statements. ICE had conducted over 150 raids across northern California. She says she did nothing illegal. ICE staged multiple raids meant to corral "criminal aliens", including more than 230 detained during a four-day sweep in northern California in late February.

District Attorney George Gascón also called the timing of the lawsuit and recent raids "suspicious", considering the low presidential approval ratings as midterm elections ramp up.

California is not the only jurisdiction to draw the ire of the Justice Department, but tensions between Justice and the state have been particularly acute.

Sessions did not preview what his announcement will entail. That's why we pay them. Immigrants have not been the mass murderers - we grow those crazies right here in America - and Sessions wouldn't dare file suit against the NRA to stop and desist in lobbying the government, because he is afraid of them. Sessions said it allowed hundreds of "wanted criminals" to avoid arrest. It says they're not able to volunteer information to the Department of Homeland Security or ICE agents about release dates of undocumented immigrants in their custody. For example, one makes it illegal for private employers to help agents track down undocumented workers unless they're bound to do so by a court order.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to be butting heads with just about everybody, from marijuana advocates to even his boss, President Donald Trump.

California's state laws protecting people in the USA illegally have been a direct response to Mr Trump's harsh immigration policies and promises.

How will California's legal team respond?

Later in his speech, Sessions trashed Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, calling him an "embarrassment for the great state of California" while accusing him of boasting about willfully obstructing ICE agents.

In enshrining these new protections, it is important to note what the bill does not do. Jeff, se political stunts may be norm in Washington, but y don't work here. SAD! But the DOJ has questioned why California, after arresting someone for violating a state law, then hinders federal efforts to deport the offender.

One law bars law enforcement from sharing information with federal immigration officials unless a suspect has been convicted of a serious crime. Following the playbook of Texas Republicans during the Obama administration, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) has sued the Trump administration several times in federal court, seeking to block or delay construction of a proposed wall on the Mexican border and the rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children from deportation. "We've seen this B-rated movie before", he said. "The arguments that the administration is making. demonstrate there's nothing really new there that we aren't already familiar with".

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