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Jeff Sessions Held A Press Conference To Discuss The Lawsuit Against California’s State Laws About Undocumented Immigrants

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The Trump administration and Jeff Sessions have doubled down on their attack on “sanctuary city” policies. “Sanctuary city” policies are policies designed and implemented to limit the scoop of which local and state law enforcement can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The latest tactic by the Sessions led Department of Justice (DOJ) is a lawsuit against California for passing such measures. In fact, California recently passed the California Value’s Act, which limits who and how law enforcement can detain people based on immigration violations, according to the LA Times.

California officials have taken a strong stance against President Trump and his administration’s immigration policies and rhetoric. The California Values Act is the most significant move in that fight. The law was likely to end up in court just after it was passed. Sessions held a press conference today in Sacramento to announce the lawsuit that was filed earlier this week.

“We are going to fight these irrational, unfair, and unconstitutional policies that have been imposed on you and our federal officers,” Sessions said in a press conference about the lawsuit. “We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America. We are fighting to have a lawful system of immigration that serves Americans. And we intend to win.”

California officials are being very vocal about their desire to fight against the lawsuit.

Kevin de León is currently running against Dianne Feinstein for her seat in the Senate.

California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra left his position as representative to come back to California to fight back against Trump’s immigration policies. When he first took the position, Becerra hinted that he knew that he would have to legally fight the Trump administration and that he was ready. According to The Washington Post, that sentiment has not changed.

“States and local jurisdictions have the right to determine which policies are best for their communities,” Becerra told The Washington Post. He added: “Our track record so far when it comes to any dispute with the federal government has been pretty good on this count.”


READ: Defiant California Set To Vote On Act That Would Make Entire State A Sanctuary For Undocumented Immigrants

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Anthony Borges Is Back In the ICU, A Day After His Family Said They Will Sue School and Police

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Anthony Borges Is Back In the ICU, A Day After His Family Said They Will Sue School and Police

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Anthony Borges, the 15-year-old Parkland hero who risked his life to save the lives of classmates, has taken a “turn for the worse.” Those are the words that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School coach Marilyn Rule tweeted yesterday about the teenager who was shot five times on Feb. 14 at his school, which left 17 dead and more injured. He had been recovering positively, but Rule tweeted that he was in the ICU and on a ventilator after having emergency surgery. A Miami ABC news affiliate also reports that doctors have placed Borges in a medically-induced coma.

After weeks of trying to recover from the shooting, Anthony Borges was rushed to emergency surgery.

This latest update on the student comes a day after a lawyer for the family announced that they would be suing the school district, the sheriff’s department, and the school principal for failing to protect the teen from the mass shooting.

“The failure of Broward County Public Schools, and of the principal and school resource officer to adequately protect students, and in particular our client, from life-threatening harm, were unreasonable, callous and negligent,” lawyer Alex Arreaza wrote in a letter, according to ABC News.

The letter goes on to say: “Due to his condition, Borges is currently unable to walk and has a great deal of difficulty performing rudimentary tasks for himself, requiring assistance constantly.”

His family has increased their GoFundme goal to $1 million after having raised more than $600,000 dollars.

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Not only will this money help his hospital bills but will also now pay for their legal representation.

While Borges remains hospitalized, his story has reached millions worldwide.

As a fan of the Barcelona soccer team, Borges always wanted to travel to Spain to meet them. Now the team is helping that dream come true by inviting him to Spain to see them play. And they also signed a jersey made especially for him.

We hope Borges will soon recover so he can meet all of the people who’s life he’s touched.

READ: This Teenager Was Shot 5 Times During The Florida School Shooting While Protecting A Room Full Of People

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