Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tehama supervisors defy state on 'sanctuary' movement

Tehama County supervisors have enacted resolutions to cooperate with federal authorities when it comes to immigration law and to make clear to state officials that their county should not be considered part of a "sanctuary jurisdiction."

Red Smith at the Shasta Lantern reports:
On Feb. 7th, the Tehama County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 in favor of a Resolution to “COMPLY WITH FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS” and further that Tehama County is not part of a “SANCTUARY JURISDICTION.” Seen by many as a shot over the bow of the California Legislature and it’s recent, potentially seditious, behavior in regards to defying Federal Constitutional Immigration laws, this resolution has the potential to begin drawing the front lines of the coming collision of California and the Feds over immigration. It is believed other groups, spearheaded by the Jefferson Free State 51sters, will soon be “encouraging” other county boards of supervisors to also sign a similar resolution. This resolution will also be presented to the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) on Feb. 15th in Sacramento.
Red also includes the text of the resolution in his story. Tehama County makes the agenda, the packet and audio of the meeting available here.

Incredibly, the Shasta Lantern's report is the ONLY north state media account of this development that I have found. There was apparently spirited discussion and a divided board, but there is a total blackout of this story in the East Coast corporate-owned local media. They'll run wire stories ripping President Trump for ripping Nordstrom for blacklisting Ivanka Trump's clothing line, but a local development in a major controversy of our time? Crickets.

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