'We Pick the Constitution': CA City Council Votes to Opt Out of Sanctuary State Law
A councilman in Los Alamitos, California said Monday that he proposed an ordinance to opt out of the state's new sanctuary state law, and that the proposal was met with overwhelming support.
Warren Kusumoto, who currently serves as Mayor Pro Tempore of the city, told Neil Cavuto that it's ironic his city has to essentially devise a plan to honor the Constitution.
"We are patriotic, we are a law-abiding community, we're a small city and we're just trying to do the best we can given a lot of circumstances that are beyond our control," Kusumoto said, hours before the council approved the plan.
President Trump on Monday used the runaway and rampant nature of drug use across the country and the drugs that are coming through the border as the latest catalyst to build a border wall. He argued that sanctuary cities and states are getting in the way of that, something Kusumoto said he agrees with.
"In this case, what I'm suggesting to my colleagues is that we pick the U.S. Constitution over any other conflicting document, and that's the simple approach I've taken on this," he said.
Kusumoto is opposing a new law in California that bans private companies and local law enforcement from voluntarily cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
The law is heavily supported by California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and State Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D).
Watch the full segment on "Your World with Neil Cavuto" above.