America’s biggest blue state wants to protect undocumented immigrants from the feds, but SoCal Republicans are siding with Trump over their own state.
The sheriff’s department of a conservative California county this week started publicly listing the names of inmates, a move meant to skirt the state’s law prohibiting local authorities from working with the feds to deport undocumented immigrants.
In January, California enacted Senate Bill 54 that barred local law enforcement from communicating with federal immigration officials, such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since then, Orange County has become the Republican resistance to Democrats in the largely liberal state. This week, Orange County even joined a Trump administration lawsuit against California over the law.
On Monday, the Orange County Sheriff Department put its “Who’s in Jail” database online for the public to see. It lists all people booked into jail—including undocumented immigrants.