Legal Insurrection: Earlier this month, we noted that California faced a lawsuit from the Department of Justice over its new status as a “Sanctuary State“.
Several red and purple states have now boarded this particular “Trump Train”.
Texas and more than a dozen other states led by Republican governors got behind the Trump administration on Monday in its lawsuit over California’s so-called sanctuary laws that protect people in the U.S. illegally.
California’s laws are designed to interfere with or block federal immigration enforcement but the state does not have that authority, the other states said in a court filing in the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against California. The filing in federal court in Sacramento supports the Justice Department’s attempt to block the laws.
The states who have filed currently are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia. The filings argue that California’s laws should be blocked on the same grounds that the SCOTUS struck down Arizona’s 2010 immigration law. READ MORE