Monday, January 30, 2017

Support Immigrants in California

Our Revolution

Last month, Senate President Kevin de León introduced SB 54, the California Values Act. This bill would ban the use of state and local resources from carrying out the work of federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in deportation actions.
This is a huge step in standing up for immigrants and those who could become targets of the Trump administration.
Cities and states across the country will play a big role in building the resistance against Trump — that's why it is so important that we continue organizing at the local level in our communities.
California is taking the lead on protecting the people who will be most vulnerable during Trump's presidency. Now we need to show that there's broad support for SB 54 before it reaches Governor Brown's desk.
This bill can pave the way for the rest of the nation to enact policies that will block Trump’s efforts to target, criminalize, deport and incarcerate people of color.
Here's what Senator de León had to say about the California Values Act:
"To the millions of undocumented residents pursuing and contributing to the California Dream, the State of California will be your wall of justice should the incoming Administration adopt an inhumane and over-reaching mass-deportation policy. We will not stand by and let the federal government use our state and local agencies to separate mothers from their children."
The California Values Act would create safe spaces throughout the state by prohibiting immigration enforcement at public schools, hospitals, and courthouses. It would also prevent the use of non-federal funds for contributing to the creation of a national registry that targets Muslims.
We are not going to allow federal immigration agents to instill fear in our communities and deport families who call California home.
If this bill is passed in California, it will set an example for other states to follow suit. Let's make sure to send a message that there is a strong show of support for protecting our sisters and brothers from the harmful policies of the Trump administration.
In solidarity,
Erika Andiola
Political Outreach Manager
Our Revolution
Note; The Sacramento Progressive Alliance is a member of Our Revolution. 

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