In Rebuke to California’s Sanctuary Law, SoCal County Sheriff Posts Inmates’ Release Dates to Assist ICE Agents

Orange County, traditionally a conservative pocket in Southern California just south of Los Angeles, is fighting back against the state’s dangerous sanctuary law.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday it will be publicly posting inmates’ release dates in order to assist ICE agents.

Enough is enough; it’s time for the taxpaying citizens to take their cities back from the invaders.

Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

The Orange County Register reported:

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, whose leadership opposes the new California sanctuary law that limits cooperation with federal immigration officials, announced Monday that it is now providing public information on when inmates are released from custody.

As of Monday, March 26, an existing “Who’s in Jail” online database includes the date and time of inmates’ release – a move agency officials say will enhance communication with its law enforcement partners.

The release date information applies to all inmates, not just those who are suspected of being in the country illegally.  But the goal is to assist agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

“This is in response to SB-54 limiting our ability to communicate with federal authorities and our concern that criminals are being released to the street when there’s another avenue to safeguard the community by handing them over (to ICE for potential deportation),” Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes said.

Orange County officials did not confer with ICE before making the change, he said.

ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley wrote in an email late Monday that she would not comment “beyond what the Sheriff has said.”

Many cities in Orange County are beginning to fight the state’s sanctuary law.

Los Alamitos just voted to exempt the city from the ‘California Values Act,’ and many others are following suit.


Orange County Supervisors met Tuesday to consider whether the county will move forward with litigation in order to protect the citizens against the state’s dangerous sanctuary law.

The LA Times reported:

On Tuesday, Orange County supervisors may consider whether to take up a resolution to condemn and possibly take legal action against the state’s “sanctuary” laws.

“These state laws are preempted by federal law,” Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson said. “Our officers actually face penalties under state law if they so much as talk to federal agents for the wrong thing. That’s just unacceptable and it’s contrary to federal law.”

Nelson said he’ll broach in closed session whether to join a federal lawsuit against the state or launch its own litigation.

“We cannot allow this to happen in Orange County and we need to protect our families and our homes here in Orange County,” she said. “And that means bolstering our cooperation with federal immigration enforcement and stopping our county from becoming a sanctuary for criminal illegal immigrants.”

The names of people being released are in alphabetical order and can be viewed here.

In early March, Trump’s Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of California for protecting illegal aliens.

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