San Diego County Supervisors Vote to Support Sanctuary State Law Fight

A majority of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has voted to back a Trump administration lawsuit against a California law that limits police cooperation with federal immigration agents.

The vote Tuesday was 3-1 in favor, with one member absent, to file a brief in support, but not immediately.

Board Chair Kristin Gaspar says they expect the Trump administration to prevail in the lawsuit and will join in when California appeals.

Gaspar is a Republican running among more than a dozen candidates for a California congressional seat.

Earlier Supervisors heard public input on whether to join the lawsuit.

The vote comes after leaders of the tiny Orange County community of Los Alamitos voted late Monday to approve an ordinance that seeks to exempt the city from the so-called sanctuary law on the grounds it is unconstitutional.

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California says the city is obligated to follow state law. 

Source: AP

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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