SFGATE: Trump admin. loses most of challenge to Calif. sanctuary laws

Trump admin. loses most of challenge to Calif. sanctuary laws
Published on July 05, 2018 at 09:59PM by By Bob Egelko
A federal judge upheld the core of California’s sanctuary laws Thursday, rejecting a Trump administration lawsuit that argued the state was violating U.S. law by restricting local cooperation with federal immigration agents.
U.S. District Judge John Mendez of Sacramento struck down one new state law that would penalize private employers for allowing immigration agents into their workplaces. But he said the state was not interfering with U.S. immigration policy in its main sanctuary law, which prohibits local police and sheriff’s offices and state authorities from notifying federal agents of the upcoming release dates of undocumented immigrants in local custody.