There is resistance in the state legislature over a bill to make California a sanctuary state. Republican State Senator Joel Anderson cast one of two votes on the seven-member Public Safety Committee against SB 54 Friday. Anderson, who represents the Ramona area near San Diego, is vice chair of the committee.
“There’s a lot of great arguments on why ‘Dreamers’ may be protected, but there’s no good argument to keep child molesters, rapists and murderers in our prisons only to be returned to our community. These people need to be deported.”
Anderson says lawmakers are betraying the public’s trust by trying to turn the state into a safe haven for criminals from other countries.
“I get the emotion that some of the leadership has towards Trump, but we’re elected not to lead with emotion. We’re elected to lead with common sense.”
You can sign a petition to express your opposition to making California a sanctuary state by going to Senator Anderson’s website: http://anderson.cssrc.us/
Anderson was a guest on 790 KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning Show.