Santa Ana resident Hairo Cortes writes that liberal cities across California, like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Ana, should counter the actions of entities like the OC Sheriff’s Department and support the state in the Justice Department’s Sanctuary lawsuit with amicus briefs of their own.
In a letter Thursday to city officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced they were triggering a 90-day period to cancel the contract, in reaction to decisions by the council to reduce the number of detainees who could be housed there.
Is it time in California to end an inhumane detention system and acknowledge that prisons aren’t the answer on immigration. Cortes counters Sheriff Sandra Hutchens arguing that a new approach to immigration (SB1289) before Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk is constitutional.