An Orange County California city voted Monday night to exempt itself from the “California Values Act,” that limits cooperation between local agencies and federal immigration officials. Many on the council claimed the measure put them at odds with the U.S. Constitution.
According to the Orange County Register, Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar said he hoped mayors in other cities consider similar local legislation. His message was clear: “As the mayor of Los Alamitos, we are not a sanctuary city.”
The Los Alamitos City Council voted 4-1 in favor of exempting itself from the "Values Act" and the majority also voted to direct the city attorney to write an amicus brief to a federal lawsuit filed against California, alleging that three of the state’s laws, mostly aimed at compelling local authorities not to cooperate with immigration officials, are unconstitutional.