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By Donna Westfall – February 3, 2017 –

What are we talking about? SENATE BILL 54!

It’s called the California Values Act, to prevent the use of state and local public resources to aid federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in deportation actions by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (Democrat-Los Angeles)

AND, it may go to a vote in as little as two weeks.

Here’s some of the excerpts of the bill:

First there are 10 paragraphs enumerating what EXISTING Federal Law provides for, states, authorizes and defines.  Now begin to read the rest of the bill:


The purpose of this bill is to limit state and local law enforcement agencies involvement in immigration enforcement and to ensure that eligible individuals are able to seek services from and engage with state agencies without regard to their immigration status. \

This bill repeals Health and Safety Code § 11369. This bill prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies and school police and security departments from using agency or department money, facility, property, equipment or personnel to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes, including but not limited to any of the following:

PROHIBITS Inquiring into or collecting information about an individual’s immigration status.

PROHIBITS Detaining an individual on the basis of a hold request.

PROHIBITS Responding to notification or transfer requests.

PROHIBITS Providing, or responding to requests for, nonpublicly available personal information about an individual, including, but not limited to, information about the person’s release date, home address, or work address for immigration enforcement purposes.

PROHIBITS Making arrests based on civil immigration warrants.

PROHIBITS Giving federal immigration authorities access to interview individuals in agency or department custody for immigration enforcement purposes.

PROHIBITS Assisting federal immigration in conducting a search of a vehicle without a warrant.

PROHIBITS Performing the functions of an immigration officer, whether formal or informal.

Who supports this bill? Here’s a brief list. American Academy of Pediatrics, California which endorses and continues to believe that fluoride in the drinking water is safe and effective; ACLU, SEIU, California and SEIU 1021.

Opposition: California State Sheriffs’ Association

If any part of this does not sit right with you, please contact your Senator Mike McGuire at Phone: 707-445-6508.

Ask him to VOTE NO on SB 54.

4 thoughts on “Hold onto your hats, California may become a SANCTUARY STATE”
  1. STATE OF JEFFERSON the time is now. Northern Calif – we need own state – Southern Calif has gone nuts and it will never get better – new taxes are coming our way soon

  2. Words fail to convey my dismay how the State of California has devolved deep into an abyss devoid of reality. In other words, the Golden State is being run by children. Petulant, spoiled children who should but do not know the rule of Law. Illegal aliens flooding this country and the friendly confines of the Golden State have caused havoc on thousands of innocent Americans. Drunk driving murders and terrible felonies have devastated thousands of families. Legislators are ignoring their Oaths of office by violating Federal law. And for what? double down California now risks billions in infrastructure funding losses because it wants to take on Washington, DC. Are these folks out of their minds?

    SB 54 must be defeated and never reach the Governor’s desk. Please write Sen. Mike McGuire urging him to vote NO.

  3. I really don’t think these California Legislators realize who they are playing “chicken” with. The federal government provides billions of dollars to support state programs. If they withhold federal funds to our state because they will not cooperate with the federal government many of our poorest citizens could suffer.

    Take for example the Older Americans Act. This federal programs provides much of the money we have to support “meals on wheels” for older Del Norte County Seniors. Sometimes this is the only meal they get. Yet the state would put these lives in jeopardy over some political point they want to make with the Federal Government.

    Don’t these legislators have better things to do?

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