California considers Sanctuary state Legislation

Calif. To Consider Enacting Statewide Sanctuary 

Following President Donald Trump’s steps to secure a border in an attempt to halt illegal immigration into the U.S., the state of California has begun a legislation that would prevent law enforcement officers from working together with federal immigration authorities.

A first public hearing is set up for Tuesday for the “border-to-border sanctuary” legislation where the Senate Public Safety Committee will look more closely on the proposed bill.

Some major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco already have sanctuary policies, but the majority of the state does not.

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon in Los Angeles wrote up the legislation barely a week after Trump had began taking serious provisions in the oval office.  

Not only will the sanctuary legislation be looked at, but the Judiciary Committee will also review another legislation that will provide money of the state to lawyers who assist individuals facing deportation.

In 2015, Kate Steinle, 32, was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez who has been released from jail even though federal authorities involved with immigration asked that he be detained for potential deportation.

Parts of California aren’t for detaining immigrants on the idea that they could be deported due to legal concerns. Law enforcement agencies are currently asking federal agents to provide information about immigrants who are detained for deportation.

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