The Californian state Senate approved bill SB54 on a 27-12 vote, allowing law enforcement to ignore federal immigration officials, in a move that actively defies President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown.
California is in big trouble companies and people are fleeing their state in record numbers do to high costs of living and oppressive taxes.
But instead of taking care of its own citizens they are making thing easier for illegals!
The bill, SB54, advanced after Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, amended it to let state and local law enforcement notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement federal agents before convicted serious or violent felons are released from custody.
De Leon also stripped the bill of a provision that would have required a two-thirds vote. Passing the measure with a simple majority means it wouldn’t take effect until Jan. 1, while the previous version would have taken effect immediately.
“We will cooperate with our friends at the federal level with serious and violent felons. But we won’t cooperate or lift a finger or spend a single cent when we’re talking about separating children from their mothers, mothers from their children,” de Leon said. “That’s not who we are as a great state.”
Trump in January signed an order threatening to withdraw federal grants from jurisdictions that bar officials from communicating with federal authorities about someone’s immigration status.
De León claimed the bill is “a rejection of President Trump’s false and cynical portrayal of undocumented residents as a lawless community.”
The “sanctuary state” bill prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies from using their resources to cooperate with the federal immigration authorities. Resources include money, facility, property, equipment or personnel from state and local law enforcement. According to CNN, “They would be prohibited from asking about immigration status, giving federal immigration authorities access to interview a person in custody or assisting them in immigration enforcement.”
Unbelievable! They say that they will turn over illegals guilty of committing a violent felony, but it’s unclear just what they consider “violent felonies.”
They’re making this move after Jeff Sessions vowed to withhold federal funding from municipalities that called themselves sanctuary cities. It should be interesting to see how this plays out!
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