Statement On Sessions’ Lawsuit Against California’s Sanctuary Laws

March 7, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, issued the following statement with House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions' lawsuit against California's sanctuary laws:

"Attorney General Sessions is again attacking local communities who disagree with his anti-immigrant agenda. We strongly condemn the DOJ's decision to sue the State of California and we oppose their attempt to intervene in the affairs of local governance. The Department of Justice's decision to sue the state of California demonstrates just how far President Trump is willing to go to implement his extremist, mass deportation campaign promise.  This is not about public safety — no reputable study has found that sanctuary cities have more crime.  This is about fear mongering and hate."  

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