California's state Senate voted 27-11 to approve Senate Bill 54, unofficially known as the "sanctuary state" bill, which limits state and local authorities from working with federal agencies to enforce immigration law.
With more than a dozen bills in this year's housing "package" now on their way to the governor's desk, the state Legislature has taken the first and most important step toward addressing California's housing crisis: Recognizing the scope of the problem-and beginning the hard work of developing solutions on the scale needed to solve it. 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.
"Now, more than ever, it is imperative that California law clearly distinguish state and local law enforcement officers from federal deportation agents", said Pasquarella.
The organization put out a release earlier this week, saying that "California's front-line law enforcement officers do not now engage in, and have no intention of engaging in, immigration enforcement in the field".
Immigration agents would still be allowed to interview immigrants in jail, and immigration agents would not be barred from accessing state databases.
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Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, a former criminal prosecutor, said from "first-hand experience" that fear of deportation among immigrants actually makes cities less safe. "It's going to protect the criminal at the expense of the law abiding citizen".
Acting Director Thomas Homan says in a statement Saturday that the legislation "serves to codify a risky policy that deliberately obstructs our country's immigration laws".
The bill faced some opposition, including from the California State Sheriffs' Association.
The bills all need Senate approval on Friday.
California's Democratic political leaders have positioned the nation's largest state as a foil to Trump and his administration.
A federal judge in Chicago ruled Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions can not follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to so-called sanctuary cities for refusing his order to impose tough immigration policies.