An important California Senate Committee passed 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, reports The Tenth Amendment Center.
Introduced by Sen. President Kevin de Leon and four co-sponsors, Senate Bill 54 (SB54) was passed by a 5-2 vote yesterday in the Senate Public Safety Committee.
Known as the “California Values Act,” the bill would “prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies and school police and security departments from using resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes.”
While the bill would not allow state agencies to directly interfere with federal immigration enforcement, it would leave the enforcement of federal immigration law to the federal government in most situations.
So let me think for a minute how Trump will respond to this. Oh yeah, send more ICE and other federal agents into the state.