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David Colker,, 626-755-4129

March 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Please attribute the following statement to Jennie Pasquarella, director of immigrants’ rights for the ACLU of California, in regards to the Trump administration's lawsuit against the State of California over its recently enacted laws Senate Bill 54 (the California Values Act), Assembly Bill 450 (the Immigrant Worker Protection Act), and Assembly Bill 103:

This lawsuit is just the Trump administration's latest act of desperation to force California to cooperate with its dragnet round-ups and expulsions of immigrant residents.

"With this lawsuit, the Trump administration is really saying that its racist immigration agenda, aimed at eliminating legal and unauthorized immigrants from our country, depends on California's cooperation.

"But California wants no part in furthering Trump's unconstitutional and un-American agenda."