Escondido City Council votes to support sanctuary policy lawsuit

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - City leaders voted Wednesday night to support the federal lawsuit against California's sanctuary laws. 

The Escondido City Council voted 4-1in favor of backing the litigation. 

In response to the discussion, immigrant communities in Escondido believe their leaders are out of touch.

"What's being discussed inside chambers is not representative of the values in my community,” said Lilian Serrano.

Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, on the other hand, believes coordination with local authorities and ICE is critical to keeping Escondido safe. He believes that California’s sanctuary laws place citizens in danger.

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"I am proud immigrant who came to U.S. and I believe in the rule of law. My number one goal is to make Escondido a safe city,” said Abed.

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