California’s new sanctuary state law is meant to undermine the Trump presidency on one of his signature promises. It might not work as planned and will likely have the opposite effect.
Since the entire state of California is now a sanctuary for people here illegally, even criminals, the ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said in a statement Friday that Governor Brown’s decision to sign SB54 would “undermine public safety and hinder ICE from performing its federally mandated mission.”
Under California’s new law, state and local police will have major restrictions in how and when they can collaborate with federal agents on immigration investigations and arrests.
Homan continued, “SB54 will negatively impact ICE operations in California by nearly eliminating all cooperation and communication with our law enforcement partners in the state.”
“ICE will have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests, instead of focusing on arrests at jails and prisons where transfers are safer for ICE officers and the community.”
In July, Homan promised to surge ICE agents into 300 sanctuary cities and do sweeps if this law went through and he will follow through[…]