"The measure is largely symbolic. Santa Clarita contracts with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department for law enforcement services and is bound by that department's policies, including on immigration."
So why even bother? Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State Los Angeles:
"This is an opportunity to mobilize the conservative base around the issue that most animates the conservative base, which is immigration...it doesn't mean that the City Council has the power to change anything right now,...but Republicans see it as an issue that might bring people to the polls."
And mobilized they were:
"...counter-demonstrators wearing "We [heart] I.C.E." pins and President Trump neckties waved American flags and sang the national anthem. Occasionally they traveled over to the opposing side, shouting "socialists" and "Speak English, you're in the United States."
Raagib Quraishi, 30, a Santa Clarita resident and business owner, called Tuesday's resolution "useless." "This clearly does not effect any change in laws," he said. "It only brought out hate."
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html
Leading the xenophobic charge was Councilman Bob Kellar, who unashamedly calls himself a "proud racist"
Keep up the good work, Prof, that's another addition to my list of places I'll never visit or spend money in