More than three years ago, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood made headlines when he defied the California Trust Act, a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that restricts cooperation between local law enforcement officials and federal immigration agents. His stance riled the governor and California’s immigrant-rights groups.
Now, Youngblood is making headlines once again over immigration.
In two weeks, Youngblood will ask the county Board of Supervisors to adopt a resolution that would declare Kern a “law and order” county and not a “sanctuary” county.
Specifically, he wants to ensure that U.S. Immigration and Customs...