Orange County supervisor Shawn Nelson slammed California’s immigration policies as “unconstitutional” Tuesday on “Fox & Friends,” saying the county is planning on suing to have them overturned.
“The other action hopefully will be when we go into closed session to choose to join litigation brought by the Department of Justice to basically enjoin the state from, you know, holding our law enforcement officials to these laws,” Nelson said.
He believes there are certain federal laws that states must follow, even if they disagree with them. He also thinks his county is caught in the middle of a war between California and the Trump administration.
“It is unconstitutional,” Nelson said. “I mean, I realize there are a lot of states that don’t care to live by certain rules of the federal government or the constitution if they disagree with it. Last I checked it’s not optional, even if you don’t like the outcome. And it puts our law enforcement personnel in a very awkward spot. They have to uphold the Constitution and the law. They swore to do that. I swore to do that when I took the oath.”
“California has decided to poke the president and his administration in the eye,” he concluded. “And I’d rather they just not involve us.”
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