California One Step Closer To Becoming A Sanctuary State

California is once again seeming to prove it wants to be its own nation as legislators in Sacramento have pushed SB 54, the so-called "Santuary State Bill", one step closer to reality after it "sailed through" the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

The bill was drafted by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and would stop state and local cops, in every town across California, from helping the feds enforce immigration law. Under the measure, ICE agents would no longer be allowed to go into jails to deport undocumented prisoners, and they’d have restricted access to state databases.

Here is DeLeon explaining why it's ok for California legislators to simply pick and choose which laws they will enforce.  Per CBS Sacramento:

“During the Trump administration, the first 100 days, arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record has jumped to 150% during the same period as last year. We will protect those who contribute to making California the sixth largest economy in the world,” said Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles).


De Leon maintains his bill will allow authorities to respond to ICE inquiries, only about convicted violent offenders. And support is strong, from union groups representing undocumented workers to faith-based organizations that shield immigrant families. First in line, Former state Supreme Court judge Cruz Reynoso, the son of Mexican immigrants and a professor of law at UC Davis.


“It’s up to the federal government to enforce federal laws and the state don’t need to cooperate with the federal government,” he said.



Of course, not everyone in California's Senate agrees with the liberal policies pushed by the majority of legislators from Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Senator Jeff Stone (R-Temecula) recently appeared on Fox News to express his opposition:

The bill protects people convicted of human trafficking, child abuse or assault with a deadly weapon from deportation, he said.


“Basically we are going to be putting these dangerous criminals back into our streets and neighborhoods,” Stone said on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning.


To be clear, immigrants who commit these crimes would still face justice. SB 54 does not prevent the police from arresting people, prosecutors from filing charges, judges from sentencing or jails from detaining anyone.


However, Stone argues that people convicted of serious crimes who have served their sentence will be released from jail instead of being deported and, because there is a high recidivism rate, they are likely to commit more crimes.


There are more than 3 million undocumented immigrants living in California and about 11,000 of them have been convicted of serious and violent felonies, according to state lawmakers.

Meanwhile, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood has also spoken out against the bill and has asked his county's Board of Supervisors to a adopt a resolution that would declare Kern a “law and order” county and not a “sanctuary” county.  Per The Daily Caller:

Far from limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood wants to ensure that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have continued access to his jails so they can identify and deport illegal alien felons.


“Sheriff’s deputies don’t enforce immigration laws and we don’t go on federal immigration sweeps, but we do have to allow our federal partners to do their job,” Youngblood told the LA Times.


A Republican and Vietnam veteran, Youngblood has no shortage of critics in California, which has emerged as the leading opponent to the immigration policies of the Trump administration. Activists and Democratic opponents say he is setting his own immigration enforcement agenda in defiance of state law.

Of course, somehow we suspect the few voices of the opposition will drown in California's vast sea of progressivism.


MarsInScorpio wee-weed up Thu, 07/06/2017 - 23:55 Permalink

To All:My question is very simple . . "Why has no one recognized the first step to successfully succeeding from the Union is the adoption of a constitutional amendment to define the process?"The only reason the Confederate states failed in their bid to separate from the United States is because there is no procedure to do so in the Constitution.Therefore, the first step is to write, and ratify, an amendment to the constitution stating how a state leaves the Union.Why is everybody advocating succession failing to recognize, and act upon, this obvious First Step?So, who is going to step up and begin the movement to write, and ratify The Succession Amendment?Note to those who talk succession, but fail to get the amendment passed they need to legally carry it out: E S & D.

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eatthebanksters MarsInScorpio Fri, 07/07/2017 - 00:17 Permalink

I live in California and like the majority of Californians I don't want to secede and like 70% of Californians I don't support Sanctuary Cities or a Sanctuary State.  The next elections are going to be interesting.  What is going to get real interesting is how the stae votes when all the criminal illegals are finally removed AND when the voter fraud is eliminated.  The corrupt crony politicians will try and keep this from happening, but Trump will have it cleaned up by 2020.  He's 7 month's in and kicking ass.  The Dems are stomped and don't know what to do.  They will fight to hold onto California, becasue its their last safe space, but mark my 2020 to the state will vote Conservative. Bye Newsom and bub-bye Villaraigosa.

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mc888 eatthebanksters Fri, 07/07/2017 - 00:37 Permalink

DeLeon is the guy that announced in public testimony that half his family is here illegally.… Feds need to lock his ass up on multiple counts of aiding and abetting human trafficking, tax fraud and identity theft.And if Cali still wants to pass his bill, they can provide their own missile defense against the Norks. And do without Federal assistance when the big one hits.Oh, that's right - they're bankrupt. Good luck.

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Tallest Skil Billy the Poet Thu, 07/06/2017 - 23:54 Permalink

The California legislature? Kill them all. Every last one of them. They can't do this. They have no ability to do this. I support the restoration, IN FULL, of the Constitutional powers granted to states. This isn't one of those powers. Every last one of these motherfuckers is a traitor to the republic and needs to be hung from a fucking lamppost outside the state capitol building as a reminder of what we do to traitors.

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MarsInScorpio Tallest Skil Fri, 07/07/2017 - 00:08 Permalink

To all:I have been told repeatedly that the Mexican-Hispanic population demo has taken over California and now rules it.After reading the names of the participants in this news article, I now understand that California is now merely an outpost of Greater Mexico.That Reality accepted, the sooner California leads the nation into adopting The Succession Amendment and then carries it out, the sooner all that money funding their Progressive Social Welfare Insanity will rest exclusively on their own shoulders - and loot their own wallets.First to go will be shutting down all the money imported into the state through the military bases in the state.Second will be all the money imported into the state from the federal welfare programs. Third will be when all the federal employees' jobs shut down, and with them, the money imported into the state to pay those federal employees.The first major expense will be duplicating all the state courts and agencies for their "national government," since their psychotic sociopathic "leaders" will not tolerate going to a lower level - think of all the federal employees who want to stay in California - administrators, judges, US attorneys, US Marshals, other US LEOs, and let's not forget that California will need to set up its own, full-fledged Defense Department and military branches complete with people and equipment.Please California, let's get The Succession Amendment passed, and you be the first to implement it, then: E S & D..

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coast1 Thu, 07/06/2017 - 23:39 Permalink all the losers are gonna move to Oregon...they ruin their own state, then move on...friggin locusts to the max....keep your powder dry

Chauncey Gardener coast1 Fri, 07/07/2017 - 14:11 Permalink

If they move here, like I did when I bailed on CA in '98, they'll be shocked that our roads are actually maintained and that the cost of living is a LOT lower here, and quality of life is better. BUT, We have Moonbeam's long lost soulmate cousin, "Oregon's FIRST openly bi-sexual Governor," Kate Brown, who is clearly hell-bent for leather to make Oregon a sanctuary state, and turn us into CA with incessent taxes and "free abortions for everyone." But, to actually have a state budget and to have government live within their means, "meh."

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coast1 Thu, 07/06/2017 - 23:42 Permalink

enjoy your non existent pension plans and real estate bubble and all the diseases being brought from south of can rename your state to califzuela

cherry picker Thu, 07/06/2017 - 23:43 Permalink

Don't know about the rest of you, but too many people think they know better and want to 'rule'.If they keep this BS up they will discover some people prefer anarchy to government, freedom to self determination versus slavery.If I extend an invitation to a friend in a foreign country to visit me, who the hell is .gov to deny my invitation?If I want to purchase a 32 oz soda in NYC, who is .gov to deny me?If I want to stand on a sidewalk and sell cigarettes, who is .gov to deny me?If I want to paint my home yellow with purple polk dots, why should they have the power to stop me from painting what is mine the color I wish?If I do not wish to pay for intelligence agencies, bombs, nukes, napalm, F-35, carriers, what right do they have to rob me?California is no different than big bro Washngton DC.  Rules and taxes.  It used to be a nice place before the orange groves were paved over and there was a little freedom left. 

LetThemEatRand Thu, 07/06/2017 - 23:44 Permalink

Jesus, who cares.  I know Jose doesn't.Seriously, the irony of all of this is that California is beginning to understand that the federal government has too much power.  They should be able to do whatever the want.  Other states should be allowed to not do business with them if they don't like it.  But no, the federal government is right on this one so we should do what?  Invade California with the national guard?Jose Fucking Christ, are there any libertarians left on this site?  I'm not even a libertarian in the traditional sense but I get why this is important.