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In a Defying Move, California’s Senate Passes Bill That Gives Trump a Major ‘F*ck You!’


In a Defying Move, California’s Senate Passes Bill That Gives Trump a Major ‘F*ck You!’

In defiance of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, the California Senate passed a bill to limit state and local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

On Monday, Senate Bill SB 54, which has been called a “sanctuary state” bill, bars state and local law enforcement agencies from using their resources, including money, facility, property, equipment or personnel, to help with immigration enforcement CNN reported Tuesday.

According to the report, law enforcement agencies would be prohibited from asking about immigration status, giving federal immigration authorities access to interview a person in custody or assisting them in immigration enforcement.

The bill passed the Senate in a 27-12 vote along party lines with Democrats in support and Republicans in opposition.

The measure is on its way to the California State Assembly, where Democrats hold a super majority and it’s expected to pass. The bill would go to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who said he “can’t wait to sigh it into law.”

“Our precious local law enforcement resources will be squandered if police are pulled from their duties to arrest otherwise law-abiding maids, busboys, labors, mothers and fathers,” said Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, who authored the bill.

De León hailed SB 54’s passage on Monday as “a rejection of President Trump’s false and cynical portrayal of undocumented residents as a lawless community.”

SB 54 bars law enforcement from detaining a person due to a hold request, responding to federal immigration enforcement’s requests for notification or providing information about a person’s release date unless that’s already available publicly.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said the Trump administration will use federal funds to crack down on “sanctuary cities” and states that choose not to comply with federal immigration laws. California Gov. Jerry Brown responded with a three-word- statement: “Bring it on!”

To be even more defiant, the California Senate also passed Senate Bill 6 in a 28-11 vote that creates a $12 million legal defense fund for immigrants who are facing deportation, except for those convicted of a violent felony.

It also approved Senate Bill 31, which prohibits any state or local agencies from disclosing personal information regarding a person’s religious beliefs to the federal government for the purpose of creating a database.

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