California is in line to become a sanctuary state after the legislature passed a bill Saturday that will prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from inquiring about a person’s immigration status or providing information to federal immigration authorities.
In response to President Donald Trump’s tough approach to immigration enforcement, California legislatures sent a message of defiance in passing the California Values Act. Democrats used supermajorities to pass the bill in order to protect an estimated 2.3 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and access to health care.
Many local law enforcement agencies objected to the bill and lobbied Gov. Jerry Brown to intervene. Earlier this week, legislators agreed to allow law enforcement agencies to work with federal immigration officials if a person is convicted of certain crimes including gang related offenses, assault, murder, felony drunk driving and child abuse.
Some proponents and opponents of the California Values Act opposed the compromise.
“Our overarching concern remains that limiting local law enforcement’s ability to communicate and cooperate with federal law enforcement officers endangers public safety,” the California State Sheriffs’ Association said in a statement.
The bill now heads to the governor, who is expected to sign it.
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2 Comments about “California legislature passes sanctuary state bill”
WOW! I’m not usually one of the “Jump Ship” kinda Californians, you know… time to move to Montana or Iowa or somewhere without a beach, but WOW!
I, for one, believe that all illegal aliens can go through the process of becoming a legal citizen and not simply depending on the Government to hand them a free pass… again. I personally know several folks who have completed this process and applaud them for following the law.
I am also concerned that this may lead to the reduction or loss of much needed federal funds. Isn’t this one of those issues all Californians should vote on? Decide for ourselves whether or not we are willing to loose funding for people who are here illegally?
Time to move??? not yet, but…
And we wonder why CA is the most effed up state in the country. The idiocy coming out of Sac has no bounds. I don’t wish ill on anybody but if one of those morons that voted for this bill or Moonbeam who will sign it is ever the victim of a crime at the hands of an illegal I probably won’t shed a tear.
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