Senate Leader Atkins Reacts to Today’s U.S. District Court Decision on SB 54

July 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in reaction to today’s U.S. District Court decision to uphold SB 54, California’s law that limits the involvement of state and local police agencies in federal immigration enforcement:

“Today’s judgment affirms what I firmly believe – SB 54 was crafted carefully to protect public safety and to constitutionally exercise California’s right to enact laws that best fit our state. We’ve worked hard to bring our immigrant communities out of the shadows and into society because research shows it makes our state safer and more prosperous for everyone. We are on the right side of history. Clearly, Judge Mendez understands and reiterated Congress’ need to pass comprehensive immigration reform that would go a long way to solving these problems.”


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