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.