President Donald Trump makes good on his year-long threats to attack the state of California and its residents with harsh new immigration lawsuit.
Noted racist and Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce a new and unprecedented legal attack on Wednesday in Sacramento, California's capital, at a state law enforcement association event.
'According to senior Justice Department officials, the department will file a federal lawsuit against the state and its top officials Tuesday evening to stop a cluster of states' so-called "sanctuary state" bills,' reports CNN, which puts the administration on offense and will certainly spark litigation over the boundaries of immigration powers.
The lawsuit is the latest broadside from the Trump administration against so-called "sanctuary cities" — a broad term referring to localities that abide by some measure of non-cooperation with federal law enforcement — and amid an already heightened level of tension with California.
Trump administration officials have repeatedly attacked sanctuary jurisdictions and local officials as harboring dangerous criminals.
"The Department of Justice and the Trump administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies that have been imposed on you," Sessions will tell law enforcement officers at the California Peace Officers Association gathering on Wednesday, according to a copy of his prepared remarks. "We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America. And I believe that we are going to win."
The California laws at issue limit state and local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities in a variety of ways. One prohibits private employers from voluntarily cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement and requires that employers give workers a heads up about potential worksite inspections, a second restricts local law enforcement from sharing information about the release of criminal immigrants to federal agents and prohibits their transfer to federal custody, and a third allows the state to inspect federal and Department of Homeland Security documents, which DOJ considers off limits to local authorities.
IMAGE: Members of the Border Network for Human Rights and Borders Dreamers and Youth Alliance (BDYA) protest outside a U.S. Federal Courthouse to demand that Congress pass a Clean Dream Act in El Paso, Texas, U.S. March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez