Two California bills would protect the immigrant community. We urge your support!
would prohibit local police forces from helping federal authorities deport people who are in the U.S. illegally.
“(The) worst thing we want to do is in fact have police officers leave their beats, leave the communities that they are sworn to protect and serve to go on and assist ICE federal agents — to set up a perimeter around an elementary school to wait for mothers to pick up their children,” De Leon testified on Tuesday.
De Leon’s bill would also make public schools, hospitals and courthouses safe havens for California residents, regardless of immigration status.
by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) would create a state program to fund legal representation for those facing deportation. Part of the “Due Process for All” campaign, this funding ensures that people are represented in California as they face deportation proceedings. Being “civil” courts, immigration courts do not afford defendants “rights of counsel” as is the right in a criminal proceeding. Many times people in immigration courts do not understand what they are hearing, or being told to sign, and are unaware of legal avenues to adjust their status. Ensuring everyone has legal representation in deportation proceedings will help prevent families from being separated.
CALL YOUR SENATORS
to support both SB 54 and SB 6 TODAY:
The following Senators need to hear from you!
Senator Mike McGuire (Healdsburg): 916-651-4002
Senator Bill Dodd (Napa): 916-651-4003
Senator Cathleen Galgiani (Stockton): 916-651-4005
Senator Steve Glazer (Contra Costa): 916-651-4007
Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara): 916-651-4019
Senator Ben Allen (Santa Monica): 916-651-4026
Senator Steven Bradford (Gardena): 916-651-4035
Senator Connie Leyva (Chino): 916-651-4020
Senator Tony Mendoza (Artesia): 916-651-4032
Senator Josh Newman (Fullerton): 916-651-4029
Senator Anthony Portantino (Pasadena): (916) 651-4025
Senator Richard Roth (Riverside): 916-651-4031
Senator Henry Stern (Canoga Park, Ventura): 916-651-4027
Hello, my name is _______ and I am calling from _______ (indicate city if you are a constituent) to ask Senator ________ to support an inclusive SB 6, the Due Process for All Act, and a strong SB 54, the California Values Act, which will both be voted on in the Senate floor next week. I urge the Senator be on the right side of history, not on the side of the California Sheriff’s shameful collusion with Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. Will the Senator support SB 54 and SB 6?
PROTEST LA SHERIFF MCDONNELL
As we call our Senators to stay committed to the immigrant community in California, we also need to hold Sheriffs accountable for their efforts to kill this bill. Join us at community actions against Sheriff McDonnell’s opposition to SB 54.
SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORKS
As opposition mounts for proposals that aim to protect our communities, we need you to help lead the resistance. We cannot let Trump and his racist administration destroy our communities. Call the State Senators today, and share this email with others in your network. Together we can make these bills a reality!