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In a winning vote of 4-1, a city council in Los Alamitos of Orange County, California opted out of following the state’s sanctuary law.

The vote was contested by attendants, with some wholeheartedly in favor of a sanctuary law that will protect illegal immigrants while others were committed to eliminating any sanctuary status.

The Orange County Register reports the following:

Orange County’s second-smallest city voted Monday night to exempt itself from California’s so-called sanctuary law, which limits cooperation between local agencies and federal immigration authorities.

The Los Alamitos City Council voted 4-1 following more than two hours of heated testimony from residents on both sides of the issue.

While the crowd had dwindled both in and outside the chamber when the vote came, people erupted in cheers after the vote and began chanting “USA.” But on the pro-immigrant rights side, there was this chant: “The people united, will never be divided.”

Someone shouted out to Councilman Warren Kusumoto, who introduced the legislation, “great American patriot!” while someone else screamed out “America first.”

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