California to be a 'Sanctuary State'
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07-10-2017, 07:00 PM
California to be a 'Sanctuary State'
With a stroke of his pen, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 54, also known as the California Values Act. This landmark piece of legislation vastly limits who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities.

Said Brown in a statement, "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."

Claims the article makes:
  • The bill expands protections for unauthorized immigrants in the state; only immigrants who have been convicted of certain heavy crimes or felonies will be transferred to immigration authorities.
  • California's attorney General claims this bill is a Direct Response to Trump's "xenophobic, racist, and ignorant immigration policies," saying California will not be commandeered by Trump Administration to tear families apart.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been a vocal opponent of California's attempt to become a self-proclaimed sanctuary state, calling this legislation "unconscionable" in a speech in Portland, Oregon last month.
  • White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump’s administration is spending every day trying to find a path forward on immigration. Trump has not yet issued a public statement on the bill in question.

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07-10-2017, 07:04 PM
RE: California to be a 'Sanctuary State'
Calexit. Don't think it's impossible. They should do it. I would definitely support it if I lived there.
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