California is well known for being a state of sanctuary for many immigrants who are seeking protection from deportation. Los Alamitos voted to not follow this law which would allow for local agencies to limit their required cooperation with the federal government.
The mayor of the town has released a statement claiming that he is working to protect the constituents of his town and their rights. This comes amid controversy among immigrants in the community who feel as though they have been stripped of their/and future people's rights.
The council also filed an amicus brief to a federal lawsuit alleging that three of the states laws regarding immigration are unconstitutional.
Though the city is one of the smallest in California, it is the first in the United States to chose to opt out of a sanctuary law. Residents and lawmakers that are for the new ordinance agree that they are following the constitution and upholding their original oath of office.
Our Verdict: This community is making it more difficult for people who deserve to be in the country to have the same rights as others. They say they are upholding the law but in reality they are upholding an unfair law and in principle people should not blindly follow something that would be detrimental to others.