It finally happened, California is now a Sanctuary State. Today Governor Jerry Brown signed into law crooked Kevin de León's SB 54, along with 10 other immigration-related bills.
SB 54, crookedly billed as the "California Values Act," limits when local law enforcement agencies can help ICE on deportation cases. The law, which is considered to be the most far-reaching sanctuary policy of its kind, will go into effect on January 1st.
"These are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear every day."
"The signing of Senate Bill 54 comes at a very critical time in our nation's history. With the election of Donald Trump, we have witnessed a growing racial divide that we have not seen in decades. Over and over again, the President has deployed fear and division to advance his political ambitions.
The result of his constant barrage of dog whistles, or some would say foghorns or bullhorns, is a sickening rise in racism. Turning American against American. The President's sympathy with white supremacist groups wreaking havoc in Charlottesville, his slow and callous response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, his attacks on black professional athletes protesting racial inequities are just the latest examples.
His racist, xenophobic, and unconstitutional Muslim travel ban, the constant threats against America's most diverse cities to withhold law enforcement funding merely because they seek to protect hard working immigrants...our President is pursuing biased law enforcement policies based on the principles of white supremacy, not American values."
He blathered on like that for a while.
Thomas Homan, the acting director of ICE, said in a statement last month:
"By passing this bill, California politicians have chosen to prioritize politics over public safety. Disturbingly, the legislation serves to codify a dangerous policy that deliberately obstructs our country’s immigration laws and shelters serious criminal alien offenders."