Xavier Becerra who serves as California State Attorney General recently stated that the state is ready to confront the Trump administration regarding the funding threats in sanctuary cities, the places which limit how much local police force can cooperate with the federal immigration authorities.
Valuing Public Safety
He opined that public safety is more vital for him rather than the business of deportation and removal in California. He also added that as California is abiding by all the federal immigration law, the U.S. government cannot order local or state jurisdictions to change the way they approach public safety.
Trump Administration had sent letters to some states saying that they may lose the desired law-enforcement grant money if they don’t document cooperation with the federal immigration authorities. The states that got the letters were:
- New York
- New Orleans
The attorney general also mentioned that he was interested in protecting his people and not separating families when questioned about fulfilling his duty of cooperation.
Talking about the confusion regarding Dream Act and Deferred Action beneficiaries’ protection from deportation and removal in California and other states, Becerra said the current confusion where Trump is propagating the protection of DREAMers and ICE is deporting them is a cause of anxiety among immigrant families and the law enforcement personnel. Becerra is personally trying to reach Attorney General Sessions and Department of Homeland Security to let the DREAMers live their lives peacefully.
As a skilled immigration lawyer in Orange County, Mr. Abbes totally believes that some US states should be a sanctuary for terrified immigrants and DREAMers. If you are living in fear of deportation and removal in California, it’s time you consult with Mr. Abbes on matters like dream act and deferred action, family-sponsored immigration, employment-based immigration, nonimmigrant visas, deportation and removal, naturalization and citizenship.