Washington DC has its first legal challenge to the D.C. Council’s “No Sanctuary” policy, which bars the city from sending any immigration officials to D.N.C.-authorized sanctuary cities.
Cs. first attempt to stop the policy failed in November.
Now, the DCCC, which is in charge of pushing for a “No Refuge” resolution, is taking up the cause.
The DC DCCC said on Monday that it has filed a lawsuit against the Council, seeking to overturn the Districts law banning sanctuary cities and its companion legislation.
DCCC spokesperson Katie Roper said the Council’s law “is the worst ever crafted in the country, and is in direct conflict with our Constitution, which guarantees equal protection under the law for all.”
She added that the DC Councils law is “a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.”
The DC Council also is in the midst of drafting a resolution to defund the District of Columbia’s legal aid program, and Roper declined to elaborate on what that resolution would include.
“The DCCC is committed to ensuring that no one is left out of the process of winning this important fight for our country’s future,” she said.
The lawsuit, filed in the U,D.C., federal district court, argues that the DDC is violating the U’S.
constitution by “stripping the District from its constitutional powers, depriving it of the ability to defend itself against criminal aliens, and creating a lawless police state.”
The DCCC also is seeking an injunction prohibiting the Council from sending the immigration officials into D. N.
C-authorized sanctuary jurisdictions.
As of Tuesday, the DC DCC had already filed its own lawsuit challenging the law, and has also filed a motion for a temporary restraining order to block the Councils immigration crackdown.