The Department of Justice filed a motion for a preliminary injunction on Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of three of California’s sanctuary laws, according to Breitbart.
The DOJ lawsuit will rely on federal statutes and the U.S. Constitution to argue California has been illegally harboring millions of illegal immigrants.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern California and calls for an injunction against the state shielding illegals from federal immigration authorities.
The defendants in the lawsuit are the State of California, Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown, and Democrat California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Both Brown and Becerra have created and installed dozens of arbitrary and likely illegal laws to protect criminal illegal aliens since President Donald Trump took office.
“The Department of Justice and the Trump administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies that have been imposed on you,” Attorney General Sessions told California police officers Wednesday morning during an event in Sacramento.
He added: “We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America. And I believe that we are going to win.”
The DOJ argues California has been violating several laws by unilaterally becoming a “Sanctuary State” and using that status to protect roughly 2.3 million illegal aliens currently in the state.
Refusing to comply with federal immigration authorities is a crime, and the Obama administration allowed the far-left state to actively defy the government for years.
But Sessions vowed that the lawsuit, which is the first of its kind, will demand California complies with federal law and the U.S. Constitution.
The DOJ’s lawsuit clearly states federal law and the Constitution supersede bogus actions Brown and Becerra come up with to protect illegals.
Many legal experts argue the DOJ has a strong chance of winning their lawsuit, which would force California to cooperate with federal immigration officials.