From Reuters: Saturday, September 16th California lawmakers voted to initiate California as a sanctuary state. The bill bans police from inquiring as to immigration status at traffic stops or of those who have been arrested. The law also limits police cooperation with immigration officers.
The landmark legislation comes after a federal judge on April 25th barred the U.S. Justice Department from denying grants to sanctuary cities for much-needed public safety services and materials.
A milestone in protecting California’s immigrant population, the legislation passed as one of many bills heard on the last day of this year’s legislative session.
Once again California sets a legislative precedent.