TONIGHT is the City Council meeting where Santa Clarita City Council members will discuss and are expecting to pass a resolution in opposition to the state-wide California sanctuary law S.B.54 to declare our city as an anti-sanctuary city.
ROUGH TIMELINE FOR SB54 DEFENSE ACTIONS ON TUESDAY, MAY 8th
4:00 PM – early arrival
4:30 PM – press conference
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM – council doors open, we don’t know exactly when
6:00 PM – council meeting starts
PLEASE NOTE: THE CITY HALL MEETING IS INFINITELY MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHER EVENTS IN THE CITY. PLEASE MAKE THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING YOUR PRIORITY.
We encourage you to attend.
Supporters of this anti Sanctuary resolution like Bob Kellar and Cameron Smyth say SB54 is an invitation to criminals. They are simply lying. Here’s a quote from the L.A. Times:
The law was the result of months of tough negotiations between Gov. Jerry Brown, state Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and law enforcement officials over how to prevent dangerous and violent criminals being set free.
What the law does: It prohibits alerting federal immigration agents of an inmate’s release from a county jail — unless the information is already available to the public, or if the person has been convicted of any of the 800 offenses outlined in a 2013 state law, the Trust Act. That list includes serious or violent felonies, arson, registered sex offenses and domestic violence. Many other crimes are on the list, including nonviolent drug charges and “wobblers,” criminal offenses that can be charged under California law as a felony or misdemeanor.
It appears that this anti-sanctuary move is nothing more than a polarizing fling of red meat to Trump’s SCV base, and we should not stand for that in our town. That’s right – Our Town! See you there either inside or outside with other protestors.