Mar 7, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Sessions attacks "radical" California's sanctuary cities

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AG Jeff Sessions. Photo: Erin Schaff-Pool / Getty

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday officially announced the DOJ's lawsuit against California, charging that state officials are undermining the Trump administration's immigration agenda and that the state’s “radical” sanctuary cities law is “advancing an open borders philosophy.”

Why it matters: Almost every immigration policy proposal or executive order has been met with litigation, and several items have been blocked in California courts. Sessions also directly attacked Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for warning immigrants of an ICE raid. "How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement just to promote your radical open borders agenda," he said.

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