Senate Public Safety Committee Vice Chair Senator Joel Anderson spoke during the committee hearing yesterday to argue against California’s “Sanctuary State” bill (SB 54). Anderson explained that SB 54 shields dangerous illegal immigrant felons in our jails and prisons from deportation.
“I don’t want murderers, rapists, child molesters, or armed-robbers protected by the state to be returned to our neighborhoods… What I've heard from the majority of my constituents is that their values include respect for the law and protecting the innocent. I share those values. Imposing sanctuary policies that protect criminals on all Californians do not reflect our values,” Anderson stated after the hearing.
Anderson’s comment from yesterday’s public safety committee hearing can be found here: https://youtu.be/ga5UHmHZSi0
SB 54 passed the committee, 5-2. Anderson was one of the two no votes.