Earlier this week, Los Alamitos, the California city that was considering a vote that would exempt themselves from Sacramento’s decision to make the entire state into a sanctuary for illegal aliens.
That anti-sanctuary vote passed. If the follow-up vote scheduled for next month also succeeds, the city will officially stand in opposition of sanctuary state policies.
This act of rebellion looks to be spreading. According to Free Beacon, other local and municipal governments are looking to Los Alamitos as a blueprint for their own rebellions.
Orange County and several other cities in California could follow the lead of Los Alamitos and opt out of the state’s controversial law that restricts local cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
Los Alamitos, the second smallest city in Orange County with a population of 11,500, late Monday rejected the state’s so-called sanctuary law in a vote of 4-1 of the city council.
Officials with Orange County and the cities of Aliso Viejo and Buena Park reached out to Los Alamitos officials and began publicly expressing support and intentions to take up similar anti-sanctuary language.
“We are a little city in Orange County, but we’re tired of things coming out of Sacramento that just don’t make sense, and now others are telling us they feel the same way,” said Warren Kusumoto, the Los Alamitos councilman who wrote the anti-sanctuary ordinance.
By population, Los Alamitos is a small city. If Orange County follows suit, however, Democrats in Sacramento will have a serious problem. Orange County is the third largest county in the state with a population of over three million.
Orange County is also the home to Anaheim, most famously known for the Empire of the Mouse (Disney). While nothing official has been placed into effect, neighboring cities in other counties are reportedly already discussing similar measures.
By now, you are probably wondering: What will the state government do about it? This is the interesting part…
California Senate Majority Leader, Kevin de Leon, was the primary author of the original sanctuary state bill. He is already making threats directed at Los Alamitos and anyone else who follows that path.
He has called their choice nothing more than, “a symbolic vote in favor of President Trump’s racist immigration enforcement policies.”
Furthermore, he is making clear threats of legal action as well.
De Leon, who is challenging Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) from the left, also threatened the city and others considering similar measures with lawsuits if they don’t back down.
“Local governments that attempt to break the law will saddle their residents with unnecessary and expensive litigation costs,” he said, according to the Ventura County Star.
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