Vista Doubles Down on Sanctuary Fight

The City of Vista has voted once again to support the Trump administration’s legal fight against sanctuary cities.

Vista voted 3 to 1 to file an Amicus Brief in support of the lawsuit in June. Councilman John Aguilar was absent from the vote. Councilman Joe Green then brought a motion for a revote, which was held Tuesday after a nearly three-hour discussion. But the outcome did not change.

With the failure of Green’s motion to withdraw the June decision, Vista will now move forward with the fight against sanctuary policies. It joins San Diego County and the cities of Carlsbad and Escondido in doing so.



Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 18:41

In 2017, the California State Legislature took sanctuary policies statewide with the passage of SB 54, or the California Values Act, which limits cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.