16 States Back DOJ Challenge To Calif. Sanctuary Laws
Law360 (September 26, 2018, 5:46 PM EDT) -- Representatives for 16 states and several law enforcement organizations have backed the federal government's challenge to a set of so-called sanctuary laws in California, urging the Ninth Circuit in friend-of-the-court briefs to strike down the state statutes for allegedly impeding federal immigration enforcement efforts.
Led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 15 attorneys general and one governor representing a slew of southern and Midwestern states on Tuesday continued their support of the U.S. Department of Justice's attack on three California state laws that limit cooperation between state officials and federal immigration authorities.
Largely reiterating the arguments they made in their March...
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