Ripon Mayor Mike Restuccia is concerned over the law, which he says forces any elected official to violate the oath of office.
“We consequently have illegal people in the country that are felons that are being released in our community that we cannot hold and I thought that was wrong. My job is to make sure our citizens are protected,” he said.
This week, the Ripon City Council voted on a resolution opposing the law. The city now supports U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit filed last month against the state of California.
“The United States Constitution says that immigration is, in fact, a federal law, and it has a supremacy clause that overrides the state constitution so what they have done is that have put me and everybody else that takes the oath of office in a very precarious position,” he said.
Ripon’s resolution gives local law enforcement the OK to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It’s a vote, city leaders say is supported by many in this mostly conservative community.
“This issue for us is, you have a known criminal who is already in custody and the federal government wants to do what the federal law says they can and should do, if that is followed this whole thing of going out into the community doesn’t happen,” said Leo Zuber, Vice Mayor, City of Ripon.
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Mayor Mike wrote:Source of the post “We consequently have illegal people in the country that are felons that are being released in our community that we cannot hold and I thought that was wrong."
“The United States Constitution says that immigration is, in fact, a federal law,..."
Omar Bongo wrote:Source of the post Sheesh, you don't have to start a new friggin' thread every time you see a headline that sends a shiver up your leg...isn't there already a thread about this?
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