President Trump will be meeting today with leaders from Orange County, the Inland Empire and San Diego County to discuss Californias sanctuary policies.
The president invited the mayors of Los Alamitos, Barstow, Lake Elsinore, Laguna Niguel, San Jacinto and Escondido, among 16 California representatives, to discuss their efforts against the California Values Act, a new state law that limits cooperation between federal immigration agents with local and state officials.
The afternoon sit-down in the White House will also include U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Thomas Homan, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Heres the list of invitees:
- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy,
- Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R, CA-67)
- Councilmember Pam Patterson, City of San Juan Capistrano
- Mayor Troy Edgar, City of Los Alamitos
- Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre, City of Barstow
- Mayor Natasha Johnson, City of Lake Elsinore
- Mayor Elaine Gennawey, City of Laguna Niguel
- Mayor Crystal Ruiz, City of San Jacinto
- Mayor Sam Abed, City of Escondido
- Mayor Pro Tem Warren Kusumoto, City of Los Alamitos
- Sheriff Adam Christianson, Stanislaus County
- Sheriff Margaret Mims, Fresno County
- Supervisor Michelle Steel, Orange County (R)
- Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, San Diego County (R)
- Deputy Sheriff Ray Grangoff, Orange County
- District Attorney Stacey Montgomery, Lassen County
More about this issue
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- ACLU sues Los Alamitos over citys move to exempt itself from California sanctuary laws
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- Report: Trump deporting more; CA and other states resisting harder
- California sanctuary law is on the books, and hot topic on campaign trail
Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar said he and Councilman Warren Kusumoto were honored to be invited. Kusumoto introduced an ordinance in March to have their small city essentially opt-out of the controversial state law.
The councils 4-1 vote was followed by moves from more than 35 cities and counties with either resolutions or legal action against the state law.
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