STATE CAPITOL – Senate Bill 54 passed the Senate floor today by a 27-12 vote this afternoon. Anderson, who has been called a “leading anti-sanctuary voice,” released the following statement:
“SB 54 shields child abusers, human traffickers, and elder abusers from deportation and guarantees their return to our communities, and that’s why our fight must continue.”
Anderson continued, “Over 31,000 Californians signed our petition and helped force the author to amend SB 54 so that murderers, rapists and child molesters would not be shielded from federal immigration authorities, but as long as felons are protected, we cannot stop fighting.”
SB 54 now moves to the State Assembly.