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Trump thanks San Diego County for its support in lawsuit

Trump tweets out a thank you to San Diego.
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On Tuesday the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 in favor of joining the Trump administration in its lawsuit to do away with the county’s “sanctuary laws.”  

Today, President Trump tweeted his appreciation for their support.

“Thank you San Diego County for defending the rule of law and supporting our lawsuit against California's illegal and unconstitutional 'Sanctuary' policies. California's dangerous policies release violent criminals back into our communities, putting all Americans at risk.”


Perhaps the most notable law is SB 54 which sets limits on how much local law enforcement can share with federal immigration officers.

The San Diego City Council released a statement after the vote on Tuesday:

“The United States of America v. The State of California, a case alleging that a state law that limits cooperation with federal immigration officials is preempted by federal law, by a vote of 3-1, with Supervisors Jacob, Gaspar, and Horn voting “Aye” and Supervisor Cox voting “Nay” and Supervisor Roberts absent, authorize County Counsel to file an amicus brief supporting the position of the United States at the first available opportunity, which is likely to be on appeal.”

Trump has had a bone of contention with California Governor Jerry Brown lately. In another tweet Trump called out Brown, denouncing his stance on the state’s immigration policies.

"Governor Jerry Brown announced he will deploy 'up to 400 National Guard Troops' to do nothing. The crime rate in California is high enough, and the Federal Government will not be paying for Governor Brown’s charade. We need border security and action, not words!