The Los Alamitos City Council Monday evening repealed its ordinance declaring it was exempt from the so-called Sanctuary State law as part of a settlement with a local community organization.

The Los Alamitos Community United organization sued the city in April 2018 when the City Council adopted an ordinance claiming it was not subject to the state’s California Values Act, which restricts some collaboration on the part of local law enforcement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The city lost its bid to get the law ruled unconstitutional in federal and state courts, including in the state Court of Appeal.

City officials agreed to settle the litigation with the Los Alamitos Community United organization, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented the community organization.

The city will pay the $200,000 legal fees for Community United as part of the settlement, the ACLU said.

Messages left with city officials Monday evening after business hours were not immediately returned.

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