HomePoliticsNV AG ADAM LAXALT FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST CALI SANCTUARY CITIES Politics NV AG ADAM LAXALT FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST CALI SANCTUARY CITIES December 28, 2017 On January 25, 2017, the President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to cut off federal grants to law enforcement agencies that “willfully refuse” to comply with federal immigration laws. In February, California cities San Francisco and Richmond, and the California County of Santa Clara brought a lawsuit to stop Trump’s executive order. In April, a California federal district court preliminarily enjoined the federal order from taking effect. Laxalt supports the federal government’s attempt to dissolve the injunction and allow federal immigration law to be properly enforced. Laxalt joined Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia in filing his lawsuit. In filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Laxalt said: “the case is an opportunity to remedy the threat that California’s sanctuary cities pose to Nevada’s safety.” “It is common sense that dangerous felons should not be released into neighborhoods, and that law enforcement must work together for public safety. Sanctuary cities in California pose a danger to neighboring states like Nevada by making it easier for those not lawfully in this country and with violent criminal histories to evade law enforcement and travel out of state. What’s more, these cities undermine the rule of law and prevent cooperation between federal and local officials.” Adam Laxalt has been endorsed for Governor by all the state’s sheriffs except Lombardo.