Friday, March 30, 2018

CoCo Republican Party applauds sheriff's apparent attempt to undermine state's sanctuary law

Contra Costa County Sheriff
David Livingston
Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston last February began posting online the release dates of immigrants in the county, according to news reports.

The move dovetails with a growing movement, particularly in Southern California, against the sanctuary state law signed last year by the Legislature. Public officials in Orange County and Los Alamitos this week made pushes against the state law that forbids law enforcement with cooperating with ICE.

Matt Shupe, the chair of the Contra Costa County applauded the sheriff's decision, in a statement Friday, and skewered Democrats for supporting the sanctuary state law.

"I'm proud that our Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston has decided to prioritize the safety of Contra Costa's residents and visitors over the perverse political agenda of the Democratic Party leaders in Sacramento, whose reckless Sanctuary laws jeopardize our safety by carelessly releasing foreign criminals onto our streets,"said Shupe.

"I hope that more municipalities throughout the Bay Area and California look to our Sheriff's leadership and know that the rejection of these dangerous Sanctuary laws can happen less than a dozen miles from San Francisco."

While Contra Costa County, as a whole, is typically more conservative than the rest of the East Bay, the move by Livingston is likely to be met with derision in most of nearby Alameda County. Cities all along the Greater East Bay, including Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, Alameda, and Hayward have declared sanctuary city status last year. Others like Fremont declared similar sentiment.

Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern has faced considerable opposition from progressive groups, who have continually monitored his department's perceived end-arounds to working with ICE. Alameda County is also a declared sanctuary county.


  1. "CoCo Republican Party applauds sheriff's attempt to support Federal immigration law."

    Fixed the title for you Steve.

  2. Anonymous, it is time that good American Sheriffs like David Livingston stand up to the Left and use our laws effectively to support our President. There is a very large detention facility in Richmond that is under used and should be filled with all the undesirables captured by the CCSO. They should be rounded up by the local authorities who can tell who are the criminals and immigrants. Have ICE and the local authorities sort them out and either deport them to their country or other county of preference. We all know that most of these rounded up are associated with gangs and have no real proof of their original legal residency and proof of citizenship. Lock them up. Move them out. Build the wall. Way too many non-Americans in Richmond.

  3. By MW:

    Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Lee, Jerry Brown, Nancy Pelosi, Kevin de Leon, the Obamas, and the Clintons, etc, should as a group put together the money to send David Livingston to a Bay area "law" school, and especially Hastings "Law" School or the "law" schools at Stanford or UC Berserkeley, so that he could become "educated" in the philosophy that politically correct California style lies, garbage, and mentally retarded nonsense supersedes federal law.

  4. By MW:

    In regard to the caravan or caravans from Mexico presently heading to the US, and with estimates of containing anywhere from 1200 to 5000 people, if I had won the recent lottery, and which was over five hundred million dollars, I would have spent a few hundred thousand dollars of it renting buses to ferry as many undocumented aliens as possible to the neighborhoods of the Clintons, Dianne Feinstein, the Kennsdys, Barbara Lee, the Obamas, and Nancy Pelosi, etc, and all the rest of the phonies and big windbags who pretend to be liberals. Actually, in many ways they are extreme liberals, but only for the policies they want in other people's neighborhoods, but NOT IN their own.

  5. Well done, Sheriff. Well done!

    The actions of the (D)s are far beyond politics. They are unconstitutional and dangerous.

  6. Thank you for sharing the news.