California wanted to become the anti Arizona, what they could well get for their efforts is a lawsuit by the federal goverment to stop being a sanctuary for illegals. Sanctuary cities may be facing legal action - Washington Times It may look like obama is taking contradictory positions but he's not. A dictator's dictates are absolute. They are not to be violated in either direction. The development could put Mr. Obama in a tough position. His administration moved quickly to sue Arizona and other states that enacted strict immigration laws over the past two years, arguing that only the federal government can set immigration policy. The Supreme Court last month agreed, overturning most of Arizonas law though not the part that lets police detain illegal immigrants for pickup by federal authorities. Even as he sued strict-enforcement states, though, Mr. Obama has not taken action against Cook County, which contains his hometown of Chicago, nor has he acted against the handful of other localities that have said theyll resist turning illegal immigrants over to the federal government.