Tuesday night the Glendora City Council voted 5-0 to send a letter of opposition to State Senator Kevin De Leon in reference to SB 54.
SB 54 is a Senate Bill to basically create a Sanctuary State in California. The Law is being called the Law Enforcement, Sharing Data Law. The Bill will prohibit local and state law enforcement from using resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes.
Existing law provides that when there is reason to believe that a person arrested for a violation of specified controlled substance provisions may not be a citizen of the United States, the arresting agency shall notify the appropriate agency of the United States having charge of deportation matters. This bill would repeal those provisions.
Between 20-30 people from Glendora and surrounding communities spoke out about the Sanctuary State Bill at Tuesdays meeting with some coming to Glendora from as far away as Torrance to show their opposition.
Mayor Gary Boyer has concerns about what this state bill will mean for our city, if passed.
“My concern is how this will affect Glendora, the safety of our residents and the ability of our Officers to do their jobs.”, Boyer said.
For more information and to read the entire bill, click HERE.