Senate Bill 54 is Kevin de León's dangerous sanctuary state bill, or has he calls it "The California Dream Act."
SB 54 would prohibit state and local law enforcement from using their resources to help federal immigration agents with deportation actions.
The bill is a clear shot at Donald Trump, it has nothing to do with safety. Don't buy the lies from Kevin de León. What good can come from hindering law enforcement and ICE from doing their jobs?
Even Jerry Brown has admitted that the bill needs changes, but he hasn't said what kind of changes. In an interview on "Meet the Press," he said:
"The goal here is to block and not to collaborate with abuse of federal power,” Brown said. “It is a balancing act. It does require some sensitivity. And that’s why I take a more nuanced and careful approach to dealing with what is a difficult problem. Because you do have people who are not here legally, they’ve committed crimes. They have no business in the United States in the manner in which they’ve come and conducted themselves subsequently.”
While the Republicans in the state are united against SB 54, not all of the Democrats are on board with it. So far the following lawmakers have yet to announce a position on the measure:
- Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside
- Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks
- Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, has not yet taken a stance, and Assemblyman Matt Dabaneh, D-Encino, is still evaluating it as well.
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, said SB 54:
"Creates serious public safety concerns, and I am unable to support this bill. The United States is, and will remain, the land of opportunity. Nonetheless, we have an obligation to ensure our Orange County communities are safe.”