[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
48°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
December 12
1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]


California Governor Jerry BrownBy Derek Fleming, Courthouse News

SACRAMENTO (CN) – With several swipes of his pen, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants Thursday morning, effectively making the Golden State a sanctuary state.

“The national agenda is a racist agenda, let’s not sugar coat it,” Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, said to chants of “Si, se puede,” or “Yes, we can,” at a press conference in Los Angeles announcing the signing of Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act.

“It doesn’t matter if you are documented or undocumented,” Santiago said. “What matters is that we treat all people equally. SB 54 will ensure some dignity to people trying to get to school, to the doctor, or to a court.”

State Senate President Pro tem Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, wrote SB 54 to counter Trump’s campaign promise to crack down on undocumented immigration. The measure establishes safe zones around schools, courts and hospitals and prevents cooperation with federal immigration authorities by state law enforcement. It is the signature piece of a package of 11 bills establishing protections for undocumented residents of California.

“California’s local law enforcement cannot be commandeered by the Trump administration and used to tear families apart, undermine our public safety and wreck our economy,” De Leon said. “It has been apparent to me for months – before Charlottesville, before Puerto Rico and before his rant against black athletes – that our president is pursuing biased law enforcement policies based on white supremacy, not American values.”

De Leon said the Trump administration attempts to create division through fear-mongering.

“I know Trump supporters don’t get this from their news, but immigrants commit far fewer crimes than citizens. That’s not fake news, but the Trump administration doesn’t want you to understand that,” De Leon said. “In California, we will do everything in our power to prevent families from being torn apart in order to feed the president’s base.”

SEIU United Service Workers West President David Huerta said SB 54 is a first step toward fixing the “broken immigration system” in the United States.

“It is in this moment of resistance that the moment is yours. What we do in California matters, and in California we will continue to resist, and through our resistance, we will win the justice that all communities deserve,” Huerta said. “The California Values Act represents what it means to be a Californian and an American in the United States. Our communities will not have to live in fear of deportation and violence.”

Pablo Alvarado, director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, said Trump seeks to cause distrust for political gain.

“California lawmakers are drawing their strength not from Trump, but from migrants who display a great deal of courage every single day,” Alvarado said. “The irony is that President Trump’s racist scapegoating has inspired an emerging consensus for even greater protections.”

Alvarado added the Trump administration wants migrants to fear the government, citizens to fear migrants and white people to fear people of color.

“They want to make sanctuary cities scared of federal retaliation,” Alvarado said. “Obviously, brothers and sisters, that’s not working out. SB 54 sets the floor for the total separation of immigration law from the criminal justice system. With the signing of SB 54, our state is telling the federal government, ‘President Trump, you can keep your money, we will keep our migrant community.’ SB 54 is turning the rhetoric of resistance into the policies of resistance.”

Other bills signed by Brown as part of the package include protections for education, housing, employment and law enforcement.

The only bill signed as part of the package that was introduced by a Republican was SB 156 by Joel Anderson, R-Alpine. His bill will aid the California National Guard to help its members who are undocumented gain citizenship.

Thursday’s signing follows other bills Brown has signed to provide protection and benefits for undocumented immigrants, including $30 million to fund college financial aid, funding for legal services and health care coverage for undocumented children.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

50 Comments

  1. Dear Governor Brown – You’re still a galactic idiot.

  2. Why does this piss off so many but his crazy train to Fresno, that is billions over budget and his gas tax ( that is on top of a gas tax) didn’t ? Just curious.

  3. It doesn’t mean anything. Well, no more random inspections, but ICE and the Fed’s will continue doing their job. Basically it’s just to shut people up. It doesn’t mean people are allowed to be here illegally and they get sanctuary, it just means the state isn’t going to go out of their way to look for them.

  4. dennis says:

    Whos going to pay for all these people all of us i hope it bankrupts california.This peice of crap does whatever he wants its time to take back our country or this will never stop.Who gave this ass hole the authority to steal more money from all of us NO ONE HOW MUCH MORE IS IT GOING TO TAKE BEFORE WE STAND UP AND STOP THESE CRIMINALS HOW MUCH??

  5. Don’t worry, the state won’t get taken over by Hispanics😉

  6. Patrick says:

    California should stay out of Federal business. They have no right to protect aliens illegally in the USA.

    • Patrick says:

      P.S. Do you really moderate these posts? It’s hard to believe since obscenity laden posts are here.

  7. It’s amazing to see government in Sacramento making decisions without the people consents, but are not willing to find a solution to the problem. Are they going to make these people legal, are they going to provide them with the same privileges as a US citizen?

  8. We didn’t vote for this ! Were was my voting ballot ??

  9. When do we get to vote this guy out…again?

  10. Cheri says:

    We are not behind you on this Gov Brown.

  11. Shane Greedy Shane Greedy says:

    all why I am moving to AZ! Love it!

  12. Again, CA people have no rights in this state, only moonbeam and the morons do. Shameful and should be against the law.

  13. That’s it im looking for a job out of California

  14. Maybe we’ll get lucky governor Brown leaves maybe he’ll take Nancy Pelosi with Him California needs a break🙏🏻🙏🏻

  15. Jeanie Paige Jeanie Paige says:

    He needs a psych eval

  16. Do we ever as Californians ever get to vote on anything?

  17. Patty May Patty May says:

    undocumented immigrants…now isn’t that just special…

  18. Kj Allen Kj Allen says:

    CA the state run by lunatics voted in by lunatics

  19. if its brown flush it down lmao fkn idiot

  20. I’m a Californian and I don’t agree with this decision.

  21. Steve Cady Steve Cady says:

    How do I unregister my daughter as a us citizen so she can go to college free?

  22. We Californians already have plenty of criminal types living here. My sleepy quiet little town has turned into a haven for troublemakers. 70 yr old are getting beat up right out in the open! Cars on our streets broken into. Houses busted up. Every home is getting security systems installed. I can’t leave the house without looking over my shoulder. And God help me if I forget to lock my car or front door!! Where’d our sweet town go to?!

  23. Karen Bunn Karen Bunn says:

    How is it I live in a community with such a bunch of racist jerks?

  24. John Whitlaw John Whitlaw says:

    Hope Calif. Losses all Federal funds

  25. Linda Harris Linda Harris says:

    ….making California a place where the law can be broken and then you get protection? Hmm, that doesn’t seem right. Doesn’t even make sense. If the people we place in authority just disregard our laws, why have laws? I say we fire him. He’s not doing his job well.

  26. He’s the biggest idiot I know. Why he was elected TWICE is beyond me

  27. Wuaoooo puro racista komentando😁😁😁chales no nos quieren pero bien que somos los imigrantes sin documentos los que sacamos todo el trabajo duro en usa trabajo q ellos jamas arian

  28. Bieeeeeeeen por el gobernadooooor👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  29. Now that mj is legal, the people can give him a sturdy, hempen necktie.

  30. Biggest Douchebag ever.

  31. The Feds. can still do their jobs.Local police have better things to do than tracking illegal aliens.Immigration is under Federal jurisdiction and under the States Rights theory of the constitution they don’t need to expend local or state resources.Gee what happened to the Republican mantra of state’s rights?

  32. Isn’t he like 100yrs. Why is he still making decisions.

  33. Even though I live in California “HE’S NOT MY GOVERNOR”

Leave a Reply


SCV NewsBreak
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
CSUN Instructs Faculty to Provide Alternate Exam Format After New Threat
After a new threat was discovered on the California State University, Northridge, campus, CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D., released a statement regarding final exams scheduled for Dec. 12.
Monday, Dec 10, 2018
Wilk Intro’s Bill to Boost Transparency in High-Speed Rail, Other Agencies
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, introduced Senate Bill 53 (SB 53), legislation that will strengthen transparency in state agencies and stop agencies like the California High-Speed Rail Authority from taking advantage of a loophole that allows them to hold closed-door meetings without public involvement.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]
After a new threat was discovered on the California State University, Northridge, campus, CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D., released a statement regarding final exams scheduled for Dec. 12.
CSUN Instructs Faculty to Provide Alternate Exam Format After New Threat
LANCASTER – The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (2-8) earned their second victory in as many contests, defeating the Flames of Bethesda University of California (1-8), 110-65, Monday, in intercollegiate men’s basketball action at the Pioneer Event Center.
Pioneers Roll Past Bethesda
Join the Valley Industry Association (VIA) as they review and close the 2018 year and formally install the 2019 Valley Industry Association Board of Directors.
Dec. 18: VIA 2019 Board of Directors Installation
1922 - Piru bank robbed, banker and daughter kidnapped [story]
The county of Los Angeles officially filed a comment on Monday in opposition to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Citizenship and Immigration Services’ proposed “public charge” rule change.
LA County Opposes Feds’ Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Rule Change
The next regular-organizational meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is set for Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
Dec. 12: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
The rhetoric of playing a full 40 minutes can easily overshadow the reality of a college team's effort.
Lady Mustangs Defend Their Way to Win Over Hawks
All things considered, the Mustangs could have found themselves in a worse position in the closing moments of Saturday's game in El Cajon.
No. 2 Mustangs Fall to San Diego Christian on Atencia’s Big Night
The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (1-8; 1-0 Cal Pac) earned their initial win of the season with a 76-61 victory over the Golden Eagles of La Sierra University (2-8; 0-1 Cal Pac) on Saturday.
UAV Men’s Basketball Team Downs La Sierra 76-61 in Opener
The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers women's basketball team (8-2; 1-0 Cal Pac) routed the La Sierra University (3-9; 0-1 Cal Pac) Golden Eagles 106-46 in Saturday's intercollegiate California Pacific Conference women’s basketball action in Riverside.
UAV Women’s Basketball Team Routs La Sierra 106-46
The WiSH Education Foundation ends 2018 on a high note, having supported local public schools with more than $235,000.
WiSH Foundation 2018 Donations to SCV Schools Top $235K
The University of Antelope Valley is pleased to announce the hiring of Anthony Harris as its Director of Athletics.
Anthony Harris is New Athletics Director at UAV
The city of Santa Clarita will partner with the American Red Cross to provide a community blood drive at The Centre on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dec. 13: City, Red Cross to Host Blood Drive at The Centre
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, introduced Senate Bill 53 (SB 53), legislation that will strengthen transparency in state agencies and stop agencies like the California High-Speed Rail Authority from taking advantage of a loophole that allows them to hold closed-door meetings without public involvement.
Wilk Intro’s Bill to Boost Transparency in High-Speed Rail, Other Agencies
Texas-born, Canyon Country-based blues singer-keyboardist Teresa James and her band The Rhythm Tramps have earned their first Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category for their 10th and latest album, "Here in Babylon."
Canyon Country’s Teresa James Lands Grammy Nomination
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station arrested a couple from Palmdale and a Simi Valley man on drug charges in the Park and Ride lot at Golden Valley Road off Highway 14 on Sunday, according to officials.
Deputies Arrest 3 on Drug Charges at GV Park and Ride Lot
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Dec. 10-16, 2018.
‘GLOW,’ ‘Seal Team,’ ‘Killer Contractor’ Now Filming in SCV
Law enforcement and Coroner's officials discovered more human remains Saturday morning in the Santa Clara River bed in Newhall, near where a human skull was discovered Wednesday.
LASD, Coroner Investigating Human Skull, Remains Found in Newhall
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a cold weather alert for the Antelope Valley due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures Tuesday through Friday.
AV Cold Weather Alert Called for Tuesday to Friday
Several CalArtians are among the nominees announced Friday for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards to be handed out Feb. 10.
CalArtians Score Music, Tech, Graphics Grammy Nominations
Several CalArtians have been nominated for the 46th annual Annie Awards, which honor achievement in the art of animation.
CalArtians Nominated for 46th Annual Annie Awards
CalArts faculty and students are among the 2018 Arts Writers Grant Program recipients from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
CalArts Faculty, Students Win Writers Grants from Warhol Foundation
1941 - Three days after Pearl Harbor attack, 165th and 185th Infantry Regiments assigned to Saugus; Edison power substation guarded 24/7 [timeline]
1983 - U.S. release of John Carpenter's "Christine;" blew up fake gas station in Valencia [watch scene (R)]
1941 - Julius Dietzmann family of Castaic arrested as German enemy aliens [story]
Valencia-based H2scan has announced the Gen 5 System, a first of its kind hydrogen sensor package to help utilities monitor and protect their distribution transformers.
Valencia’s H2scan Unveils New Transformer Monitoring System
CalArts graduates are among the nominees for Golden Globe Awards the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Monday, recognizing excellence in domestic and foreign film and television.
CalArtians ‘Glow’ in 76th Golden Globes Nominations
The California Department of Education and the State Board of Education have launched the second version of the California School Dashboard, a website that gives parents, students and educators access to valuable school and district data.
State Launches 2018 School Dashboard; Hart Schools Score Well
The TMU Mustangs played a dominant defensive effort Thursday, holding Hope International scoreless in the third quarter of what became a 76-47 win.
TMU Women’s Basketball Team Nets Win Over Hope Int’l
The nonprofit Friends of Hart Park, in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, will present the 7th Annual Hart Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair at Hart Park on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Dec. 8-9: Holiday Boutique, Craft Fair at Hart Park
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hear comments from the public about the proposed Centennial Specific Plan Project at their next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 11: Supes May OK Centennial at Tejon Ranch Development
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Dec. 11, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 11: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Castaic School Board members held their Annual Organizational Meeting on Dec. 6, and elected officers and representatives of the Board for 2019.
Castaic School Board Elects Officers, Reps for 2019
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Friday that Amazon.com Inc. has agreed not to sell force-fed foie gras in California under a consumer protection settlement reached with her office and the Monterey County and Santa Clara County district attorney’s offices.
DA’s, Amazon Settle Force-Fed Foie Gras Online Sales Case