TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LEARNS WHAT “SANCTUARY STATE” MEANS LOCALLY

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LEARNS WHAT “SANCTUARY STATE” MEANS LOCALLY

The Twentynine Palms City Council got a crash course last night on California’s newly minted status as a sanctuary state. Not everyone liked what they heard. Reporter David Haldane explains…
California’s recently declared opposition to federal immigration law will have little impact on enforcement in Twentynine Palms. At least that was the main takeaway from a presentation by the Morongo Basin’s new Sheriff’s captain, Trevis Newport, at last night’s city council meeting. The main effect of the California Values Act, a new state law prohibiting police from cooperating with federal immigration officials, will be to require local officers to warn inmates wanted by the border patrol.
Whether that will result in any loss of federal funding remains to be seen, the council was told. The question has been asked frequently, considering the federal government’s often repeated threats to punish uncooperative cities.
The council received Tuesday’s report without comment, though one resident, C.J. Horn, couldn’t quite contain his pique. “I don’t want to live in a country or a state or a city that goes along with violating the law…. These folks, when they come across the border, are criminals. Why aren’t they saying that?”

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