SACRAMENTO (Sept. 18, 2017) – On Saturday, the California Senate gave final approval to a bill to withdraw state resources from the enforcement of most federal immigration laws. Passage into law will likely have the effect of further nullifying those federal acts in practice.
Introduced by Sen. President Kevin de Leon and 11 co-sponsors, Senate Bill 54 (SB54) was originally passed by a 27-12 vote in April. After removing some provisions of the proposal, the Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 51-26 on Friday, the deadline for the Assembly to pass Senate bills for this year. This sent it back to the Senate to either approve the Assembly amendments or reject them and continue the process in early 2018. The Senate took the measure up on Saturday and gave it a final approval with the Assembly amendments by a vote of 27-11. The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.
Known as the “California Values Act,” the bill prohibits local law enforcement from using any resources to arrest, detain or hold people on behalf of immigration federal authorities in most situations.
After talks between Brown and de Leon, amendments to the bill made last …
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