UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Trump administration has sued the State of California over the issue of so-called “sanctuary cities.”
On March 6, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit challenging three recently passed state laws, which the Trump administration says hinders enforcement of federal immigration law and endangers federal agents.
The laws make it a crime for business owners to voluntarily help federal agents find and detain undocumented workers, prohibit local law enforcement from alerting immigration agents when detainees are released from custody and create a state inspection program for federal immigration detention centers.
The Justice Department has called the laws “unconstitutional” and “unjust” and asked a federal judge to block them.
Gov. Jerry Brown Brown took to Twitter Tuesday night to accuse Attorney General Jeff Session of “[coming] to California to further divide and polarize America.”