(Reuters) – The California Senate passed a bill on Thursday that seeks to shield illegal immigrants from status checks by local police and challenges Republican-backed immigration crackdowns in Arizona and other U.S. states.
On July 5, the California Senate passed their TRUST act which prevents their law enforcement officers from stopping or catching terrorists entering the country illegally. The law has been called the “Anti-Arizona” law passed in response to the recent supreme court decision on SB-1070.
From the bill’s front page:
This bill would prohibit a law enforcement official, as defined, from detaining an individual on the basis of a United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold after that individual becomes eligible for release from criminal custody, unless the local agency adopts a plan that meets certain requirements prior to or after compliance with the immigration hold, and, at the time that the individual becomes eligible for release from criminal custody, certain conditions are met.
“Today’s vote signals to the nation that California cannot afford to be another Arizona,” Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a Democrat who sponsored the measure, said in a statement.
California, of course, could not become another Arizona until they start teaching the Constitution of the United States of America in public schools. This bill is an obvious reason that Arizona should not be teaching the Constitution as they do in California.
The bill supported by 100 illegal immigration groups supported the bill which passed the Democrat State-Assembly 47-26. Final approval is expected in August and it will be sent to the desk of Governor Brown for his signature.
Recently it was revealed that a local traffic stop in Boston, Massachusetts revealed an illegal alien running a flight school which was responsible for issuing at least six pilots licenses to illegals. This is a very similar situation to the manner in which SB-1070 would be enforced.