California Senate Passes Sanctuary State Law
The California Senate passed a bill on Monday that brings the entire state one step closer to a “sanctuary” state. Senate Bill 54 was sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, who previously admitted that half of his family were illegals. You can read that here:
Though the original bill prohibited local officials from cooperating with ICE in any capacity, it has been amended to allow them to notify Federal Immigration Authorities in cases of violent criminals. It also allows local authorities to work with ICE task forces if their main purpose is not immigration enforcement.
(Question – isn’t ICE “Immigration and Customs Enforcement?” Just asking). They can reportedly cooperate if the purpose is something other than immigration enforcement, even if there is an enforcement component.
But Republicans are incensed that the bill passed, and they expect President Trump to retaliate. Mr. De Leon is unmoved by the concern.
“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. That’s not who we are as a great state.” Kevin de Leon.
“Great state.” Sure. One that gave 800,000 undocumented immigrants a driver’s license complete with voter registration. They are believed to have between 2.3 million and 2.6 million illegals in the state.
De León 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.
California lawmakers also advanced two other bills that attempt to impede the president’s immigration policies. They sent the Assembly a bill, SB6, that would provide $12 million to pay lawyers for immigrants facing deportation, and another measure, SB31, that would bar state officials from sharing data if the federal government creates a Muslim registry.
So there you have it. Idiots in the California legislature are deliberately targeting Trump’s policies, and inviting backlash.
SB 54 making California a sanctuary state passed senate just now 27-12.
People of California, you will regret this I guarantee.
— Minister Cage (@I_AmAmerica) April 4, 2017
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