I fully support a clear pathway to citizenship. I would also like to see the overall process streamlined and expedited for those who have been actively pursuing citizenship. California is being pulled in different directions and not all citizens want to go the way the current administration is leading on sanctuary state policies. SB54 was authored by Kevin De León and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in 2017. SB54 was legislated without voter input and has become an issue across the state and one by one cities are opting out because they see that its bad policy.
Sanctuary policies are laws, ordinances, resolutions, executive actions, or any initiatives that prohibit local officials from inquiring, acting on or reporting on individuals immigration status, even when there is reasonable suspicion that there in the country illegally.
SB54 policy prevents state and local law enforcement agencies from using their resources, including money, their facilities, equipment or personnel to help with immigration enforcement.
Many sanctuary policies restrict and even obstruct law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal immigration officials prohibiting their compliance with immigration detainers.
Overall the state bill protects illegal aliens at the expense of citizens and ultimately it will increase illegal immigration to California. It sends the message that illegal aliens are welcome everywhere in the state. That’s not a message most Californians want to communicate.
The current California administration has used SB54 to push back against our federal government and its policies to control our border. Policies driven by an agenda never put the citizens first.
I do not support the sanctuary state laws because they offer more protection to the criminal as an illegal alien than the lawful citizens of the state. I don’t support looking the other way.
California’s border is being used as a gateway to cross over into our nation. Let’s close the back door to illegal immigration and sanctuary state laws and encourage immigrants to come to the front door choosing the legal pathway to citizenship.