On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an official lawsuit against the state of California over its sanctuary city policies.
The lawsuit argues that the state of California is violating the U.S. Constitution by maintaining its laws and policies that prohibit the federal government from enforcing immigration laws and punishing illegal immigrants who commit crimes.
“I’m afraid this is an embarrassment to the proud state of California,” Sessions said during a news conference announcing the lawsuit.
Here are the reactions from Alabama politicians:
Alabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (via Facebook:)
Glad to see Attorney General Sessions and President Trump going tough against sanctuary cities. It is absurd that cities are allowed to blatantly ignore our nation’s immigration laws. There must be consequences for these reckless and dangerous actions
Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby in a statement:
I have consistently advocated against dangerous sanctuary laws like those seen in California, and I am proud that we now have leadership at the Department of Justice that is committed to fighting these reckless policies instead of rewarding them and turning a blind eye. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ has made the right decision to put California on notice. I firmly believe this action is an important step toward cracking down on sanctuary cities that endanger the American people and violate our nation’s laws.
Alabama 3rd District U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (via twitter:)
I agree, AG Sessions, this is completely unacceptable. https://t.co/tondT0ZXsD
— Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogersAL) March 7, 2018