Sanctuary Bill Approved by California Assembly

After extended deliberation by the state assembly, ways that federal immigration authorities and law enforcement officials interact in California stands to be restricted in new ways by the establishment of a sanctuary state. The state assembly vote closed at 49-25. The Senate vote was originally in favor of an even more extreme state assembly model before Gov. Jerry Brown and various law enforcement officials voiced their grievances with it, successfully motioning to have it slightly loosened.

Historically, California immigrants have always had a bit of a more difficult of a time than native citizens in reporting crimes the law enforcement officials. The Senate has been hard at work to determine just how these immigrant-law-enforcement interactions could be streamlined for more equity in the ways that crimes across the state are addressed. Ideally, the new sanctuary state establishment can make it so that immigrants have a little bit more of a successful and safer time reporting any crimes that they witness to local law enforcement officials.

The official code for the state sanctuary bill is SB54. Under SB54, immigration agents will have more leeway in dealing with the necessity of neighborhood raids than they would when operating in a beneficiary. In addition to giving immigration agents the ability to conduct neighborhood rates, SB54 also strictly prohibits any law enforcement officials from acting as the primary force for immigration enforcement protocol.

Essentially, what this new bill does is more properly relegate all of the responsibilities that immigration agents have to their specific jurisdiction. Clearing up the gray area that once lied along whether or not law enforcement officials could deal with immigration enforcement tasks makes it safer for all immigrants involved. At the same time that the bill makesatically makes it easier for federal immigration agents to take up their rightful responsibility for all immigration enforcement jobs, the bill also makes it easy for jail officials to get in contact with federal immigration agents about any matters regarding immigrants who are held in custody.