MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Anderson Available to Speak on Federal Government's Action on Immigration Enforcement

Thursday, February 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security released two memos, signed by Secretary John Kelly, that explain how President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration enforcement will be implemented. Anderson issued the following statement on the memos and is available to share a state legislator’s perspective on how this enforcement will affect California:

The DHS memos confirm that serious and violent felons are still ICE’s priority, and California’s current TRUST Act allows for cooperation in those instances. SB 54 will force ICE to go door to door looking for convicted felons, instead of our current policy of assisting them to locate these violent criminals in our jails and prisons.

The two memos are available online: