California Senate Bill 54 aims to hinder ICE activities in California
California legislator Kevin De Leon has initiated SB 54 in the attempt “to get our local law enforcement officers out of the business of enforcing federal immigration policy” according to Rep. De Leon. California appreciates their immigrant communities and realizes that they are an engine for economic growth and not a detriment to society. Therefore, the proper remedy for the immigration issue is comprehensive immigration reform, rather than ICE round ups.
California SB 54 has been “fast tracked” hopefully for approval into law. However, all that would do is set up a legal showdown in the courts between the State of California and the Trump administration. California is making a stand on behalf of its people and we should support that struggle for common decency and Constitutional values.