California Considering Legislation To Become First Ever Sanctuary State

Tyler Durden's picture

We've written frequently in recent weeks/months about the brewing battle between the Trump administration and so-called "sanctuary cities" where local police officers are specifically instructed to ignore federal immigration laws.  Now, the leftist state of California is considering a new senate bill that would have the entire state become America's first "sanctuary state."

According to CBS Los Angeles, Senate Bill 54, written by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, will come to the floor for it's first public hearing today.  While Democrat-controlled cities like Los Angeles, San
Francisco and Sacramento are already considered sanctuary cities, SB54
would enforce the same protections for illegal immigrants on more
conservative California cities in the San Joaquin Valley and elsewhere.

As if that weren't enough, CBS points out that the bill will also consider providing taxpayer dollars to fund lawyers for illegal immigrants facing deportation. 

California may prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, creating a border-to-border sanctuary in the nation’s largest state as legislative Democrats ramp up their efforts to battle President Donald Trump’s migration policies.


The legislation is scheduled for its first public hearing Tuesday as the Senate rushes to enact measures that Democratic lawmakers say would protect immigrants from the crackdown that the Republican president has promised.


While many of California’s largest cities — including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento — have so-called sanctuary policies that prohibit police from cooperating with immigration authorities, much of the state does not.


The Democratic legislation, written by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, comes up for debate less than a week after Trump signed an order threatening to withdraw some federal grants from jurisdictions that bar officials from communicating with federal authorities about someone’s immigration status.


The Senate Public Safety Committee considers SB54 Tuesday morning. The Judiciary Committee will also consider fast-tracked legislation that would spend state money, in an amount that has not been disclosed, to provide lawyers for people facing deportation.

Of course, this new California bill comes just as Trump signed an executive order to make good on his campaign pledge to block federal funding
to states and cities where local law enforcement refuse to report
undocumented immigrants they encounter to federal authorities.  Here are recent comments from White
House press secretary Sean Spicer:

"The American people are no longer going to have to be forced to subsidize this disregard for our laws,” Spicer said.

Spicer said an executive order signed by Trump on Wednesday directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to look at federal funding to cities to figure out "how we can defund those streams."

The move by the Trump administration threatens $2.3 billion in annual funding to the nation's 10 largest cities.



As we noted a few days ago, California has already threatened counter measures to withhold tax payments to the U.S. Treasury to the extent Trump makes good on his promise to block federal grants to the rogue state.

KPIX5 reports that officials are looking for money that flows through Sacramento to the federal government that could be used to offset the potential loss of billions of dollars’ worth of federal funds if President Trump makes good on his threat to punish cities and states that don’t cooperate with federal agents’ requests to turn over undocumented immigrants, a senior government source in Sacramento said.


It almost feels like this showdown between Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown should be a Pay-Per-View event.

And here is the full text of California Senate Bill 54, for your reading pleasure:

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localsavage's picture

This is one hell of a slippery slope for the courts.  If you don't have to follow federal immigration laws, what federal laws do you have to follow?

Manthong's picture

The fruits and nuts in Sacramento might be biting off more than they can chew.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Being my hometown, they can chew a lot.

BabaLooey's picture

Jeeeesus Fucking Excremento Christ....

Does California have some absolutely fucking fucked up people running it - or what?

From Governor FartPak all the way down the state silly-stature, to the local lunatics....


balolalo's picture

can you ever be cogent?

or do you have turrets?

or are you so full of hate and ignorance that you can't discuss things like a rational human? 

chill homie. 

try discourse

Whoa Dammit's picture

I hope they do secede just to see them try to get debt financing. Nancy Pelosi can tell investors "You have to buy it to know what's in it" when they issue bonds.

mkkby's picture

Dream come true if they secede. Every nigger/spic/muzzie and fag will move there. It will simultaneously fix every other state and turn CA into mexico city.

Just extend the wall around and let them melt into the sewer pit of mexico. If any of them have sense left in their heads, they'll hang moon beam from the nearest lamp post.

847328_3527's picture

This is GREAT news!

Then all the thugs and illegals can flock to California and leave my state alone!

Luc X. Ifer's picture

The fascist left/communists are rabid, they practically started a war with the rest of the people who don't think like them.

Motasaurus's picture

You don't understand what an amazing precedent this sets. If California becomes a sanctuary state from federal law, then every state can once again declare themselves soverign. Want to get business into your state? Well, the IRS no longer has legal right to claim taxes - your state is a sanctuary state from federal taxation. 

D Nyle's picture

There are 38 military bases in California. One base on average generates 5 billion for local economy. lets see how they do without them

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) D Nyle Jan 31, 2017 11:54 PM

Lots of defense contractors also. They should pack up and move to Texas.

wren's picture

Commerce Clause gives Congress the authority to regulate commerce AMONG states. So, inform California that ZERO commerce will be taking place across its state line. Since the Commerce Clause gives Congress the authority to also regulate trade with foreign nations, no shipping in or out. No food in or out. No insurance companies or banks allowed to do business with California.

Or, just call this insurrection and wall off the big liberal cities.

Koba the Dread's picture

The Commerce Clause gives the Federal Government the right to regulate trade, not to prohibit it. The Federal Government may, however, establish checkposts along each road exiting California and inspect each and every vehicle leaving the state for illegal persons. Immagine San Yisidro at every road crossing from Yuma to south-western Oregon.

That needn't happen though. There are enough totally nuts right wingers in California to stop the totally nuts left wingers. They just been busy. They'll get around to it soon. And Californians are a fickle lot. Remember, they went for Governor Terminator as easily as for Governor Moonbeam. It's something in the water there. That and the pixie dust. And the glitter. And the glitz. Also, smoke gets in their eyes.

FreshOutaSumfinForNufin's picture

Plus there's a party in their mouths and everybody's coming

FreshOutaSumfinForNufin's picture

A single NASCAR race generates nearly the same amount, according to Armhold Musclebigger when he was Governor.

FreedomGuy's picture

I think Trump should take them at their word. He can say "No wall, 100% open border in California, only. Then start up ships and planes from Africa, the Middle East and all of Central and S. America. Let them all go to California and order them to offer full benefits and lots of free stuff...every single damned thing the Leftists want. All of it including things like $15.00 minimum wage which should be about $20 adjusted for California prices. Also, no black or latino criminals go to jail, only whites.

Make them eat their words one shovel full at a time.

turnoffthewater's picture

+100 That is a really good idea. However there should be legislation in place if immigrants decide to travel outside the CA border. Maybe a simple CA passport would suffice.

I hope someone from Trumps team reads ZH. Paging Mr. Steve Bannon, please pick up the red phone

mkkby's picture

Please, let CA keep their tax money. Once CA becomes a central american banana republic, start charging market rates for the water and power they now import for nearly free. Most of the state is worthless desert without taking most of the water from rocky moutain rivers.

Watch the desert reclaim everything south of the bay area.

AldousHuxley's picture

To government, it is all about holding up the overpriced real estate.

Limited tax revenue from unemployed citizens, so they tax the sh!t out of 70 year old house sitting on land they stole from someone.


They need millions of desparate uneducated illegals to occupy substandard structures in slums....worse than the middle east.


Dubai then and now:


Compared that to Skid Row Los Angeles. The sign says "TOO MANY", but why do politicans want to cram more?


$500,000 to buy a home in COMPTON !

AldousHuxley's picture

Just make Nancy Pelosi's neighborhood sanctuary area.


Also, ever notice these sanctuaries are really ripoff rental joints where original whites already moved out long time ago (white flight)?


Whose dream is it to live in the ghetto and pay half of your income while risking gun shot wounds? Or do slumlords just want better quality Tacos?

BabaLooey's picture


No, I have "libtardphobia" - which is the fear of catching irrationality. Outright stupidity. Total denial. 

............I'm NOT your "homie". 

I discuss plenty of things on here. With other, sane, rational people.

YOU on the other hand, post pithy, pukey dull points of hyperbole, which many times - in fact a LOT of times - fall flat as a pancake on a skillet. 

Try some research. You've missed a lot of my posts here. 

Of course, I wouldn't expect you to do any research. The vast number of your own posts are EXACTLY what you blame me as being.

Kinda - libtard-ish. 

Try self-honesty. 


balolalo's picture


we're improving. 

usually your posts involve asshat, etc...

the libtard thing is kind of sophmoric, don't you think?

BabaLooey's picture

Fuck off.

You think of yourself as some sort of modulator here? Like people here have to pass your standards.

Only cunts do that.

Your own posts smack of stupidity and childish prose. 

Eat shit and die ....homie.


BabaLooey's picture

Fuck off.

You think of yourself as some sort of hall room monitor/text modulator here?

Like people here have to pass your standards........

Only cunts do that. Like.....liberals.

Your own posts smack of stupidity and childish prose. 

Eat shit and die ....homie.


Placerville's picture

Are you asking if he lives in a Castle?

Koba the Dread's picture

turrets? Do you mean does he have a small tower on top of a larger tower or at the corner of a building or wall, typically of a castle. If he lives in a castle, maybe he does. Otherwise, maybe not. Does he have Tourette's syndrome is a different question, one you unfortunately didn't answer. You suggest next that he chlll homie. Is that a southernism for hominy, corn kernels soaked in a lye and water solution, then dried. Surely hot hominy with a fair glob of butter on it would be better.

As to your other comments, yes! He is quite a dickhead. But. . .but he knows how to spell and form cogent sentences. Any old body can be a dickhead, but to be able to spell, to be able to form grammatical sentences. Now that's an art.

Chill, homey!

BabaLooey's picture

Aw thanks....dickhead.

I do use spell check here, to make sure I don't blow liberal blood vessels when they have NO other rejoinders other than proper grammar to "attack" my postings.

Everyone KNOWS liberals abhor bad spelling, the non-usage of paragraphs, and general verbiage not to their liking.

It's their "toothpick" defense. Kind of like a bunt. A cunt-bunt to be more accurate.

As for bowelblow here - well, he's just sharting his Garanimals over his lack of funds, as he rails against the "oligarchs" and thinks WE are all fools. He resides in the state of Denialtopia.


Nexus789's picture

Must be me as i read it as the first stupid state. 

Treason Season's picture

Jerry Brown =  Jesuit Bagman

canisdirus's picture

It has been invaded. It's nothing but socialist lunacy, Mexicans wanting to "return Aztlan" to Mexico, and the random stragglers that for some reason haven't left yet. Mostly those that grew up there in the good old days with housing that costs 1/100th market value to live in due to Prop 13.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) TahoeBilly2012 Jan 31, 2017 9:31 PM

Round leftists up put them in the pen in flyover country that they hate so much. Keep them there until they die off, of course sterlize them first.

Make California Great Again

Never One Roach's picture

Amend the Californicator flag to show an angry white liberal instead of a bear.

Ms No's picture

Everybody in California needs to read about the Bolshevik revolution and it's financing because that is exactly what they are now.  They will also end up the same way if they don't pull their heads out of their asses.  The road to hell is truly paved with good intentions.  Tyranny doesn't get a foothold by being honest about their intentions.  What's funny is that they think they are rebels when in reality the support the arbitrary power.  The only thing they rebel against is their countries sovereignty, their own rights and what it left of the republic.  Bottom line, stupidity kills and they will be killing a lot of people at some point, if this continues.

Nick Jihad's picture

That's the best part isn't it?  Their own tactics are being used against them. "First we take all your money - then we dispense it to those we find deserving."

bigkahuna's picture

No, you must construct a floating prison and put them out to sea. Our prisons require a higher pedigree (violent murderers etc). We do not accept their kind.

HelluvaEngineer's picture

I hope my state is the first to ignore all federal firearms laws.

localsavage's picture

You can throw fegeral income tax in there too.

balolalo's picture


everyone is a secessionist now.

but before everyone talks shit about CA...

1. why does everyone want to live there that ever goes there?

2. why is it the 5th or 6th lsargest economy on Earth?

hmmm.... must have something going on right....

techpriest's picture

3. Why does every Californian with the means decide to move to Colorado or Texas?

07564111's picture

The next 7 on the richter scale should be fun, I bet they scream for fed help.

balolalo's picture

like every red state after a tornado???


try harder. 

847328_3527's picture

I have already suggested ot my state reps to ban fruit and veggies from california because of the Fuki contamination. Why should we accept poisonous food from there when we can easily get better and cheaper fruit from overseas?

rareddy's picture

The red states aren't ignoring federal law.


balolalo's picture

because they can't hack it.

M O B's picture

Because, as one usually does, they choose to retire to a state where their savings are suddenly worth twice as much (or more) in real estate or other quality of life improvements.

Also, I think you forgot Oregon, Washington, or even Idaho.

People move to CA to have a career, then elsewhere for their twilight.

balolalo's picture

i would agree. 

too many people wanting to live there. 

scoutshonor's picture

Nailed it.

Plus what they have done with college tuition represents consumption of seed corn--long term outlook is bleak here.