President Trump’s immigration policies are being vindicated by a lone California sheriff.
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood, from California’s Central Valley, has announced that his department plans on fighting the spread of sanctuary cities and counties across the state, showing his unwavering support for the Trump administration’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
He wants his county to be a “law and order” county.
The Daily Caller reports:
Youngblood plans to ask the Kern County Board of Supervisors to adopt a resolution that would declare Kern a “law and order” county and not a “sanctuary” county, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“Sheriff’s deputies don’t enforce immigration laws and we don’t go on federal immigration sweeps, but we do have to allow our federal partners to do their job,” Youngblood told the LA Times.
Youngblood’s request comes in response to a bill under consideration in Sacramento that would make California a “sanctuary state.” Nearly all of California’s major cities and dozens of its counties have implemented some kind of sanctuary status, limiting cooperation and information sharing with federal immigration authorities.
Kern County is one of the few in the state that have bucked the sanctuary trend.