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California is a sanctuary state’
The legislation bars the police from sharing information about people with Federal immigration agents, unless the person has been sentenced for certain crimes.
In California a “sanctuary state, was signed” on Thursday as democratic Gov. Jerry Brown under legislation for the protection of illegal immigrants, in spite of the trump-administration.
The bill, approved by the state legislature last month, bars, police to ask people about their immigration status, or participation in federal immigration enforcement activities in the majority of cases, from Jan. 1.
California is the home of an estimated 2.3 million illegal immigrants.
In a written statement, brown noted that the law do not prohibit Federal immigration officials in their work, and would allow, to provide that sheriffs, Federal agents access to the prisons. But he said that it prevents the “commandeering of local officials”, the immigration work.
“These are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families, and this law creates a balance between the protection of public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear everyday,” said Brown.
Asked for comment, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said she hopes California “push-back on their Governor, I think, to move irresponsible decision to move forward.”
California Democratic Senate leader Kevin de Leon introduced the bill in response to concerns in immigrant communities about President Trump ‘ s tough campaign comments and statements about immigration.
But California is the influence of the sheriff’s association rich against the measure, warning it would be harder for them to protect the public.
The legislation comes as a trump administration has promised to cooperate crack down on sanctuary cities that refuse to, with Federal immigration authorities.
“The bill risks the safety of good law enforcement and the safety of the areas that need their protection the most,” attorney General Jeff Sessions said last month in Portland, Ore., brown, pushing for the bill to lean, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Meanwhile, the members of the Federal immigration agencies, as well as their concern about the bill.
“By passing this law in California the politicians have chosen to prioritize politics over public safety,” Thomas Homann, the Deputy Director of ICE, said in a statement last month. “Disturbing, that is, to codify the law, a dangerous policy that intentionally, our country is hampering the immigration laws and shelters serious criminal alien offenders.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.