An Escondido City council meeting ended Wednesday evening with a vote 4-1 in favor of supporting president Trump's lawsuit against sanctuary cities. The council filed a legal brief in support of the lawsuit which seeks to challenge the legality of three California state laws which took effect last year.
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Among the three controversial laws is a statue that limits cooperation between law enforcement at the local level and federal immigration authorities. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the laws unconstitutional and said they compromise the public's safety. The one city council member who went against the vote is Councilmember Olga Diaz.
With the vote to join the lawsuit succeeding in Escondido, the city has become the first in San Diego County to join the fight against the liberalism that seeks to protect undocumented criminals and fugitives. The vote is a brief glimmer of hope for the people of other California cities where a vote has not taken place to separate them from the madness of sanctuary cities.
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While the vote is a step in the right direction, it was met by protests and controversy as activists held a news conference outside the Escondido City hall. Mayor Sam Abed and Councilman John Masson were responsible for putting the matter to vote on the council agenda.
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The decision to hold the vote was not made lightly, the council heard 64 speakers present their arguments to council members in city hall ahead of the vote Wednesday night.
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