The state's Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, is expected to sign off on the bill, which he and the senator negotiated over at great length regarding certain amendments. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León said the measure "is needed now more than ever" in light of President Donald Trump's decision to step up immigration enforcement and end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Democrats argued that the bill would heighten public safety by building trust between undocumented immigrants and police, encouraging crime victims to come forward.
California's immigration laws are considered among the friendliest in the country and the state is often referred to as a "sanctuary state". It also prohibits law enforcement officials from being deputized as immigration agents or arresting people on civil immigration warrants.
Advocates still support California's marquee anti-Trump bill because it bans local police from targeting individuals based on immigration status alone and limits their ability to use their resources to investigate undocumented immigrants who have not been convicted of crimes. The Sheriffs' Association is still against the bill.
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Even after the negotiations, the bill is the most ambitious of its kind; in 1987 OR passed a law barring state and local officers from detaining anyone exclusively on immigration charges, and state lawmakers have proposed strengthening that law this year with amendments similar to the measures introduced in California. The bill would take effect January 1.
Republicans in the California Legislature remained opposed to the measure on Friday, saying it would tie the hands of law enforcement and compromise public safety. The bill-which Wiener introduced the skeleton of mere hours after his Sacramento swearing-in last year-would essentially force California cities to approve a certain amount of new housing each year, one way or another. "At a time when police data indicates that domestic violence and sexual assault reporting is plummeting among Latinos, California has a moral obligation to ensure law enforcement agents treat everyone fairly, no matter their background, what they look like, or where they are born".
Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, a former criminal prosecutor, said from "first-hand experience" that fear of deportation among immigrants actually makes cities less safe.