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April 18, 2019

Ninth Circuit Decision Deals Trump Another Defeat on Sanctuary

SAN FRANCISCO — Today, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Trump administration's attempt to suspend the California law SB 54 that limits local and state law enforcement from acting as deportation agents. The ACLU of California, which supported the law — also known as the California Values Act — applauds the court decision. Please attribute the following quote to Maria Romani, Immigrants' Rights Project Attorney with the ACLU Foundation of Northern California.

"The Court's decision to uphold the California Values Act in its entirety is a major victory that makes it clear California stands with our immigrant neighbors, family members, and friends, regardless of where in the state they live. It confirms that immigration agents cannot anywhere in California — most significantly in the Central Valley and Inland Empire — recruit law enforcement departments, sapping local resources to further the Trump administration's deportation machine."