In Case You Missed It: Long Beach Press Telegram highlights California's ‘sanctuary state’ bill, SB 54

Monday, July 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Democrats are pushing for Senate Bill (SB) 54, California’s ‘sanctuary state’ bill, to become law. In this article published in the Long Beach Press Telegram, LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell explains how SB 54 creates a public safety risk.

Excerpted article:

…If SB 54 becomes state law, it would go even further than the Trust Act by prohibiting the use of state and local public resources to aid federal ICE agents in deportation actions … [SB 54] concerns many local sheriffs. Among them is L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell … SB 54 “would limit access by ICE to our jail facilities,” McDonnell said, resulting in serious offenders whom ICE would normally interact with in being released into their communities, “thereby creating a risk to those communities.”