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John Mendez: Immigration Officials

john mendez: The decision came in a lawsuit filed against the state by the Trump administration seeking to block all three laws, according to The Chronicle Herald. In an unusual move for a federal judge, John Mendez ended his opinion with pleas that it not be viewed through a political lens, and that Congress and the president set aside the partisan and polarizing politics dominating the current immigration debate to address the issue. California can limit police co-operation with immigration officials and require inspections of detention facilities but can't enforce a key part of a third state sanctuary law barring private employers from allowing immigration officials on their premises without a warrant, a U.S. judge ruled Thursday. There is no place for politics in our judicial system, and this one opinion will neither define nor solve the complicated immigration issues currently facing our nation, Mendez, who was nominated to the federal bench by Republican President George W. Bush, wrote in his opinion dated July 4. Today the federal court issued a strong ruling against federal government overreach, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement. Mendez's mixed ruling allowed both sides to claim victory. ( As reported in the news.