California to Become a Sanctuary State

California to Become a Sanctuary State

California to Become a Sanctuary State

In arguing against the measure, Republicans in the Assembly invoked the 2015 shooting of Kate Steinle by an undocumented immigrant in San Francisco, arguing that sanctuary protections make communities less safe.

California Senate leader Kevin de Leon said the bill will prevent local police from becoming "cogs in the Trump deportation machine". Jerry Brown. The governor and the bill's author, Democratic State Senate.

The California Values Act at first would have prohibited state and local law enforcement agencies from using any resources to hold, question or share information about people with federal immigration agents, unless they had violent or serious criminal convictions. But it now allows local police to respond to notification requests and transfers immigrants to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement if the individual has committed one of the more than 800 crimes outlined in The Trust Act. The state's affordability issues have been decades in the making, and they may get worse before they get better, with hundreds of communities across California still refusing to approve adequate housing-either because they don't want it or because the projects don't pencil out for either builders or cities.

California's immigration laws are considered among the friendliest in the country and the state is often referred to as a "sanctuary state".

California police chiefs dropped their opposition but sheriffs, who run jails where the biggest impacts will be felt, remain opposed.

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"The time for political posturing is over, guys", said Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City.

Acting Director Thomas Homan says in a statement Saturday that the legislation "serves to codify a unsafe policy that deliberately obstructs our country's immigration laws".

California's three investor-owned utilities, Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric, said the bill does not protect customers from the cost of switching from fossil fuels.

The bills all need Senate approval on Friday.

He says California would follow the lead of nine other states with similar restrictions. They've passed legislation and filed lawsuits aimed at protecting immigrants, combating climate change and blocking any future attempt to build a registry of Muslims.

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