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Does the U.S. Supreme Court care what the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors thinks about national immigration issues?

Maybe some supervisors would like to think the answer to that question is “yes” as  supervisors are signing on to an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision blocking President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

If the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to review Texas v. United States, county counsel has been directed to join the city of Los Angeles, New York and other jurisdictions and organizations who have added their names to the amicus brief, which seeks to reverse the Fifth Circuit’s decision.

“It is important for Los Angeles County to voice its support because immigrant integration is about laying the foundation for equality and justice,” said Supervisor Hilda Solis, who introduced a successful motion Tuesday urging the high court action.

—City News Service

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