Debate Heightens over SB 54

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SB 54 is a proposed California law that would prohibit local law enforcement from participating as federal immigration officers. However, there is push-back to the proposed law, stating that it is too political.

While apparently popular among many Californians, SB 54 is being strongly debated in the California Assembly after the State Senate passed it in April, 2017.

State Senator Kevin de Leon, author of the legislation, states that the law would expand sanctuary city policies by prohibiting law enforcement from acting as federal immigration officers. While many municipalities in California have declared themselves sanctuary cities, de Leon feels SB 54 would formalize and unify guidelines.

To support SB 54, contact your assemblyman / assemblywoman at: CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY

Local Assembly members:
State Assembly (District 15)
Assembly Member Tony Thurmond-DEM
State Senate (District 9)


One resource for more information on the SB 54 debate: Debate rages over California’s ‘sanctuary state’ law

Author: jmelange

I am a writer living in the Bay Area, California.

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