In light of California Governor Jerry Brown signing bill SB54 or the “California Values Act,” Tom Homan, Director of U.S. Movement and Customs Enforcement (ICE), says migration assaults will start being completed in nearby neighborhoods and work environments.
“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,” Homan wrote in an announcement. “ICE will also likely have to detain individuals arrested in California in detention facilities outside of the state, far from any family they may have in California.”
Brown marked SB54, into law a week ago, making California a sanctuary state. Effective January 1, 2018, it will be unlawful for a nearby law requirement officer to ask about a person’s migration status over the span of routine connections with people in general. The law likewise denies law requirement authorities from following ICE issued migration detainers.
In the wake of marking the bill into law, Gov. Brown issued an announcement saying “This bill does not prevent or prohibit Immigration and Customs Enforcement or the Department of Homeland Security from doing their own work in any way.”
Be that as it may, Homan didn’t see it along these lines. Accordingly, he said, “Ultimately, SB54 helps shield removable aliens from immigration enforcement and creates another magnet for more illegal immigration, all at the expense of the safety and security of the very people it purports to protect.”
“SB54 will negatively impact ICE operations in California by nearly eliminating all cooperation and communication with our law enforcement partners in the state, voiding the delegated authority that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has under the 287g program, and prohibiting local law enforcement from contracting with the federal government to house detainees,” he included.
“We will continue to do our sworn duty to seek out dangerous criminal aliens and other immigration violators. ICE seeks straightforward cooperation with all sheriffs and local elected officials,” Homan closed. “This misguided legislation will severely undermine those efforts.”