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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

San Jacinto joins other cities in support of DOJ opposing Senate Bill 54


Last updated 5/9/2018 at 1:17am

Tony Ault

A crowd gathers at the San Jacinto City Council meeting Tuesday, May 1, to hear a proposed city resolution to support a lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice filed against the state of California's Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, which limits local and state law enforcement from helping U.S. immigration officers.

San Jacinto City Council voted 3-1 to join with other southern California cities siding with the United States Department of Justice lawsuit that claims California's Senate Bill 54 limits local law enforcement agencies from assisting U.S. immigration authorities investigating illegal aliens in the state.

San Jacinto Mayor Crystal Ruiz, Mayor Pro Tem Russ Utz and Councilman Andrew Kotyuk voted "yes" in the resolution to join other cities in filing an amicus curiae brief in support of the lawsuit against the state of California, claiming SB-54 is unconstitutional.

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