Sheriffs from four California counties, including Sacramento County, say Democrats' plan of making this a "sanctuary state" would also make it harder for them to protect you and could cost them money that puts deputies on the streets.
Sheriff Scott Jones was joined at the State Capitol by his counterparts from Kings and Kern Counties - where they say the bill would not only protect people who commit crimes like rape, battery or arson - but that it would force them to end their already limited cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement - all of which, they say, puts all of us in greater danger.
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Bill sponsor, Senate President Kevin DeLeon, calls Jones "the Arpaio of California" in reference to controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County, Arizona.
DeLeon denies claims the bill would increase the public safety threat, instead calling it a 'reflection of California values.'