California governor says Jeff Sessions acting like Fox News

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Leveroni's law enforcement advocacy organization has publicly opposed Senate Bill 54, known as the "sanctuary state" bill that Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a year ago.

Sessions told law enforcement officers at a conference in Sacramento Wednesday that the Justice Department sued California because state laws are preventing federal immigration agents from doing their jobs. Attempts to require local law enforcement officials to enforce federal law-something that is most certainly not their job-cost millions of dollars and, by deterring cooperation with police, make it hard to do the day-to-day work of keeping people safe.

"The provisions of state law at issue have the objective and effect of making it more hard for federal immigration officers to carry out their responsibilities in California", the complaint filed in Sacramento states. But California officials say their laws don't do anything to restrict the feds' ability to enforce immigration policy.

"California won't let employers voluntarily allow ICE agents on their property".

California Gov. Jerry Brown has denounced U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for speaking in the state about a lawsuit over policies that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

He told officers at the meeting, "California is using every power it has, and some it doesn't, to frustrate federal law enforcement".

Sessions is set to speak on the matter and noted that they plan to win their case against "these unjust, unfair and unconstitutional policies that have been imposed". "Bragging about and encouraging the obstruction of our law enforcement and the law is an embarrassment to this proud and important state".

"We extended an invitation to speak at our event", Leveroni said in a phone interview Tuesday.

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"We know the Trump administration is full of liars", Brown said.

And, echoing California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, Brown attacked Sessions's own Southern origins, saying that the Golden State did not need "a fellow from AL coming to talk to us about secession and protecting human and civil rights". "How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement", Sessions said to the mayor. AG Becerra says California is not in the business of deportation, but in the business of safety.

"But California, we have a problem", he said.

Sessions cited acting ICE Director Homan, who last week said in a statement that 864 illegal immigrants remained at large in the community because of Schaaf's warning.

The Democrat accused Sessions of lying and of trying to appease President Donald Trump.

Dozens of demonstrators have gathered in Sacramento, California, to protest an appearance by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "But it would be no different in principle from this new law enacted by California".

"Those are 800 wanted criminals that are now at large in that community - 800 wanted criminals that ICE will now have to pursue by other means, with more difficulty in risky situations - all because of one irresponsible action", Sessions said.

Demonstrators are blocking traffic outside a hotel where Sessions will deliver a speech to law enforcement officials.