(LA Progressive) -- Why does a place as big and beautiful as Orange County so often behave in ways that are both small and ugly?
That’s the question that occurs after the county government made two recent decisions so stinky that it could be years before the smell wears off.
First, county supervisors voted to oppose state sanctuary laws that provide some peace of mind to the immigrants upon whom Orange County depends economically and socially. In the process, the county aligned itself with President Trump, who has targeted California in a campaign of lies and mass deportation, and against many of the county’s own families.
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Second, the county abandoned a plan to house hundreds of homeless people in temporary shelters in Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, and Irvine, after protests from people in those cities.