California Senate Republican Leader Responds to Legislature's Approval of "Sanctuary State" Bill

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The bill now goes to the State Senate, which is expected to vote on the measure late Friday or early Saturday.

The bill will prohibit additional jail time meant to allow immigration enforcement officials to take undocumented immigrants arrested for other reasons into custody.

In arguing against the measure, Republicans in the Assembly invoked the 2015 shooting of Kate Steinle by an undocumented immigrant in San Francisco, arguing that sanctuary protections make communities less safe.

The California State Assembly passed a package of housing bills Thursday night, potentially appropriating billions for affordable housing development and rewriting the way California cities manage new development.

California's immigration laws are considered among the friendliest in the country and the state is often referred to as a "sanctuary state". Jerry Brown worked with lawmakers to scale back parts of the legislation, which would have previously forbade federal immigration officers from questioning inmates in county jails.

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"Now, more than ever, it is imperative that California law clearly distinguish state and local law enforcement officers from federal deportation agents", said Pasquarella.

Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) said the amendments added to the bill this week were reasonable and would not change the overall mission of the bill to protect hard-working families.

In an emotional debate that brought lawmakers on both sides to tears, supporters said the law is needed now more than ever. "We put our values into action". The Trump administration is playing politics with public safety.

The California Police Chiefs Association is neutral on the bill, but the California State Sheriffs' Association opposes it.

Earlier Friday, a federal judge in Chicago ruled against the Trump administration and an order issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions requiring so-called sanctuary cities to cooperate with immigration agents in order to get federal funding in the form of public safety grants. "At a time when police data indicates that domestic violence and sexual assault reporting is plummeting among Latinos, California has a moral obligation to ensure law enforcement agents treat everyone fairly, no matter their background, what they look like, or where they are born".

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