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Calif. Sheriffs Blast Sanctuary Bill

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Orange County, Calif. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens (AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 04 Jul 2017 02:11 PM

Two California sheriffs are speaking out against a proposed state law that would prevent local law enforcement from helping the federal government weed out illegal immigrants, with one calling the measure "anti-Trump."

"The public is going to be angry at the sheriff, and they should be, if I had the ability to protect them and I did not," Orange County, Calif., sheriff Sandra Hutchens told CNN about the proposed Sanctuary State Law.

The bill would, in part, prohibit local agencies from using resources to investigate, detain or arrest people for immigration enforcement purposes.

"It's very political. It's anti-Trump. For me, you've got to make —​ you've got to think about what's best for Californians instead of making a statement," Hutchens said.

Though state legislators say the bill is aimed at preventing President Donald Trump from co-opting local law enforcement to be part of his deportation force, Hutchens and another sheriff don't want to be forced to let a criminal walk free while waiting for the feds to show up.

"It's absurd to give people sanctuary who are criminals," Kern County sheriff Donny Youngblood told CNN. "It's just absolutely crazy to look at some of the bills that come out of" the state capitol in Sacramento.

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Two California sheriffs are speaking out against a proposed state law that would prevent local law enforcement from helping the federal government weed out illegal immigrants, with one calling the measure "anti-Trump."
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