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Trump thanks San Diego County for supporting sanctuary lawsuit against California

Posted: 11:00 AM, Apr 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-19 16:52:50Z

President Donald Trump thanked San Diego County for their decision to support the federal lawsuit over California’s “sanctuary” laws.

Trump tweeted Thursday morning: “Thank you San Diego County for defending the rule of law and supporting our lawsuit against California's illegal and unconstitutional 'Sanctuary' policies. California's dangerous policies release violent criminals back into our communities, putting all Americans at risk.”

On Tuesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 in favor of supporting the Trump administration’s suit .

Among the laws targeted by the legal action is SB 54, which limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.

In recent weeks, Trump has been at odds with California Gov. Jerry Brown over the state’s immigration policies, sparring with him through the media and on Twitter.

Following his tweet regarding San Diego County's decision, Trump took Brown to task once again.

He tweeted: "Governor Jerry Brown announced he will deploy 'up to 400 National Guard Troops' to do nothing. The crime rate in California is high enough, and the Federal Government will not be paying for Governor Brown’s charade. We need border security and action, not words!"