California Becomes ‘Sanctuary State’ to Protect Immigrants

by Admin on October 7, 2017

California has adopted a “sanctuary state” law in an attempt to obstruct President Trump’s plans to deport illegal immigrants, The Guardian reports.

On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law, stating that it will “help the hard-working people who contribute” to the state.

As well as limiting cooperation between police officers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the bill also prohibits jails from notifying federal authorities of upcoming release dates and from holding immigrants past their release dates at their request, unless suspects have committed serious or violent crimes.

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California has the largest population of illegal immigrants in the US, and Trump’s promise to crack down on them and build a wall between America and Mexico was integral to his presidential campaign.

When signing the bill, Gov Brown wrote “these are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families”, stating that the bill “strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear every day”.

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