Monday, September 18, 2017

California Legislature passes "Almost" Sanctuary bill

California Legislature passes “Almost” Sanctuary State Bill

Kevin de Leon

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, introduced SB54 shortly after Trump's election to cut off most interactions between federal immigration agents and local police and sheriff's officers. Following sharp dissent from law enforcement officials and Brown's intervention, it was scaled back significantly.
The final version prohibits law enforcement officials from asking about a person's immigration status or participating in immigration enforcement efforts. It also prohibits law enforcement officials from being deputized as immigration agents or arresting people on civil immigration warrants.

Several of the compromises were criticized by immigrants’ rights activists.

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