Appeals Court Backs California Laws to Protect Immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A federal appeals court has kept in place three California laws intended to protect immigrants.

The court on Thursday upheld lower court rulings denying the Trump administration’s requests to block law enforcement from providing the release dates and personal information of people in jail and barring employers from allowing immigration officials on their premises unless the officials have a warrant.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also rejected U.S. Judge John Mendez’s reasoning for denying the administration’s request to block a portion of the third law, which requires the state to review immigration detention facilities. It ruled that requiring the state to review the apprehension and transfer of detainees illegally burdens the federal government.

The court says Mendez can consider rejecting a preliminary injunction for that section on other legal grounds.