News Alert!!: California: Governor Jerry Brown signs ‘Sanctuary State’ bill.
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed “sanctuary state” legislation that extends protections statewide for immigrants living in the United States illegally.
The bill signed on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 bars police from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities in most cases starting Monday, January 1st, 2018.
California is home to an estimated 2.3 million immigrations without legal authorization.
California’s Democratic Senate leader Kevin de Leon introduced the bill in response to widespread fear in immigrant communities following the election of Donald Trump for President of the United States of America.
California State Sheriff’s Association opposed the measure, warning that it would make it harder for them to protect the public.