The bill from Yuba City Republican Assemblyman James Gallagher would require police and sheriff's to cooperate with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement by keeping any undocumented immigrant convicted of a felony with an ICE detainer request in jail for up to 48 hours.
The Assemblyman is calling this bill "Kate's Law." "Named after Kate Steinle," said Gallaher. "(She was) tragically gunned down last year on Pier 9 in San Francisco because of sanctuary city policy that a six time, count it, six time felon to be released back onto the streets."
Some of the members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee who spoke against the bill say it targets all immigrants - including those convicted of a felony for re-entering the U-S after they were deported regardless of circumstances.
The committee voted 5-2 against the bill.