Sacramento continues to resist inhumane federal immigration policies
On Wednesday, June 20, federal lawyers for the Trump administration appeared in Sacramento's U.S. District Court to attempt to overturn three laws recently adopted by California to protect our 2.6-million undocumented residents in the face of increased enforcement by the federal government. These laws, SB 54, AB 103 and AB 450, are collectively known as California's sanctuary laws. They limit the information local law enforcement can share with federal immigration authorities, allow the state Attorney General to inspect jails that house detainees and require ICE agents to have a judicial warrant or subpoena before accessing the employee records of a private employer.
Mayor Darrell Steinberg joined immigration activists for a rally outside the courthouse at 5th and I streets before the court proceedings began. He and others denounced the cruel immigration policies of the Trump administration, including the recent separation of children from their families and the detention of toddlers and babies.