SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to sue the Trump administration over its handling of asylum-in search of families.
The decision was reached in a closed-door session. It was unclear if the vote was unanimous.
The board’s determination comes after a current vote to open a shelter to briefly house migrants going by way of the asylum course of.
In a press release, board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob stated the Trump administration “created this disaster by releasing asylum-looking for families into our group with out offering crucial assets and even locations to shelter.” Jacob stated the lawsuit is an effort to carry the federal government accountable for failing to “think about the impression of its personal actions on public health and safety,” which has included separating migrant youngsters from their mother and father.
Supervisor Nathan Fletcher released a press release supporting the choice to sue.
“Whereas we would like the courts to weigh in, San Diego County won’t abandon asylum seekers,” Fletcher stated. “We are committed to continuing our work with San Diego Speedy Response Community and the state of California to make sure humane and compassionate remedy for all.”
The supervisors’ stance contrasts with the board’s stance on California’s sanctuary state regulation. In April last yr, the earlier Board of Supervisors, led by then Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar, voted 3-1 to join Trump’s Justice Department in a lawsuit towards three state legal guidelines that offered some protections for undocumented immigrants.