Politico reported Saturday that the state of California will request that the Trump administration’s recent lawsuit filed against it be moved from a federal court in Sacramento to one in San Francisco. The lawsuit in question target’s the state over its “sanctuary” policies benefitting illegal immigrants.
From the Washington Examiner: In documents filed Friday to Judge John Mendez of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his office intends to request the case be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California next week.
“Plaintiff’s lawsuit seeks to define the parameters of the federal government’s immigration powers as they related to the state’s constitutional powers to enact and enforce laws concerning public safety. This precise issue is currently the subject of the state of California’s litigation against the federal government in the Northern District of California,” Becerra and state officials wrote in court filings.
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