President Trump challenges California’s sanctuary law in Supreme Court
President Donald Trump’s administration this week asked the Supreme Court to overturn a California state law that prohibits state authorities from cooperating with federal immigration officials.
The California Values Act, or SB 54, is a regulation that prohibits law enforcement agencies from transferring criminal aliens to immigration authorities or sharing personal information about immigrants.
In a government petition to the high court, the Trump administration defends federal jurisdiction over the states, in this case California.
The petition explains:
“The federal government has absolute and exclusive power over immigration, naturalization, and deportation,”
“The ‘supremacy of the national power’ in this area ‘is made clear by the Constitution, was pointed out by the authors of The Federalist in 1787, and has been given continuous recognition by this Court,”