The Orange County sheriff’s department announced Monday that it will begin publishing a list online of inmate release dates, challenging a provision of California’s sanctuary law.
The online inmate database includes the date and time of a prisoner’s release including those in the country illegally. Undersheriff Don Barnes said the action is in response to Senate Bill 54; a bill that limits cooperation with federal immigration officials. The city of Los Alamitos voted last week to be exempted from SB 54.
Claude Arnold, retired special agent in charge of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations in the greater Los Angeles area
Annie Lai, co-director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at UC Irvine; she is an assistant clinical professor of law at UCI