GOP Holding Quiet Fresno Meeting to Fight CA 'Sanctuary' Law

Fresno GOP chairman claims he called the meeting.

KNX Midday News with Chris Sedens
May 02, 2018 - 10:10 am

According to reporting by the Los Angeles Times, a private meeting will reportedly be held next week in Fresno to discuss how communities can fight California's new “sanctuary” law.

Orange County lawyer Shawn Steel, who sits on the Republican National Committee, tells KNX that the meeting will offer advice to those wanting to join the rebellion. He calls it a "messy situation."

Fresno County Republican party chairman, Fred Vanderhoof, claims he's solely responsible for the meeting.

The meeting indicates a move by Republicans to marshal conservative-leaning communities against the state’s historic support of immigrants and against Trump.

The Los Angeles Time obtained a copy of the invitation from the Fresno County Republican Chairman. The speakers listed on the invite include: Shawn Steel, a member of the Republican National Committee and the former chairman of the state GOP, and Susan Tully, the national field director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

Several cities in Orange County and Escondido in San Diego, and have already voted to support a federal lawsuit against the state over the law.