"California's going out of its way to shield illegal aliens from the consequences of their actions, yet it's perfectly happy to punish U.S. citizens when they break the laws. The state seems to be endlessly dedicated to ensuring that those who violate our immigration laws skirt the consequences," says Dave Ray, communications director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced he will oppose the so-called “Safe Communities Act” (S 1305/H 3269) that many Massachusetts political observers regard as a sanctuary state bill. Baker stated in a June 9 press release that “The safety and security of our communities is a top priority for our administration, and I oppose this bill that would prohibit law enforcement from enforcing... View details ⇨
"Yesterday’s action by the administration also acknowledges that granting de facto amnesty to millions of people who knowingly violated U.S. immigration laws is also bad public policy that harms the interests of the American people and encourages more illegal immigration," said Dan Stein, president of Federation for American Immigration Reform.
On the last day of the legislative session, the Illinois Legislature sent Governor Bruce Rauner (R) a bill that would tie the hands of law enforcement and significantly undermine federal immigration enforcement in the state. S.B. 31, the so-called “Trust Act” significantly restricts immigration officials’ ability to detain and deport illegal aliens, even if convicted of a crime.