Sacramento Democrats Doing Too Much to Protect Felons; Not Enough for Working Californians

Monday, April 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento Democrats passed two legislative proposals (Senate Bill 6 (Hueso) and Senate Bill 54 (de León) that would make California a sanctuary state for convicted felons who are in the country illegally and provide free legal service for them. These costly and dangerous legislative proposals that create a safe haven for undocumented felons passed the Senate Monday, and are one step closer to becoming law. Former chairman of California’s state parole board, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement:

“College scholarships for middle class families are slated to be chopped making way for free legal service for arrested undocumented immigrants.

“I cannot say this enough -- this is not about immigration. This is about enabling criminal behavior and activity that endangers our citizens.

“Creating a sanctuary state is dangerous for Californians; it compromises our public safety and diminishes justices.”

PLEASE NOTE: In 2011 under President Obama, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported that 54 percent of all undocumented criminals were arrested in California. More than 100,000 were incarcerated costing California taxpayers billions. “[A]bout 50 percent” of these undocumented offenders “were arrested at least once for either assault, homicide, robbery, a sex offense or kidnapping.”

To read the report in its entirety, please click here.