California Allowed to Defy Aspects of Sanctuary Law

Lawmakers in California announced Wednesday that state and local police may share details about illegals with the Department of Homeland Security. This is the first major breakthrough toward opting out of the state's sanctuary laws. 

Law enforcement is still banned from asking about individual's immigration status and are not allowed to hold illegal immigrants on behalf of ICE but in cases where police do know about an inmate's status, they're required to share it with federal agents. 

“This provision does not prohibit inquiries into an individual’s immigration status to immigration authorities, or exchanging immigration status information with any other federal, state, or local government entity,” Kevin Gardner, the chief of the state Department of Justice’s law enforcement division, wrote in two new memos. 

Read more at the Washington Times 

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