CA Senate Approves "Sanctuary State" Bill

The California Senate on Monday afternoon approved the so-called "Sanctuary State" bill which would stop local police and sheriff's deputies from helping federal agents enforce immigration law.

Senate Bill 54, aims to restrict how much local law enforcement officials can work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.  However, the bill would not totally stop cooperation between local and federal law enforcement.

County sheriffs, including Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, have spoken out against the bill and claimed it that would cause their departments to lose federal funding and allow violent offenders to go free.

California Senate President Kevin DeLeon made a speech in support of SB 54 prior to the Monday vote by his colleagues.  He later made comments to supporters of the bill.

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