SACRAMENTO – The California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in response to the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement statement on the signing of SB 54, the California Values Act:
LOS ANGELES – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the signing of Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act:
SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will hold a press conference about SB 54, the California Values Act, which currently awaits Governor Brown’s signature.
When: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 11:00am
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement following the mass shooting event in Las Vegas, Nevada:
“Once again, our nation has been plunged to the darkest depths of sorrow and suffering by a fellow American committing a horrific act of unspeakable evil with military-style assault weapons.
“Words cannot adequately describe the anguish we feel for the victims and their families.
“This time we owe those affected not just prayers, but action.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after President Trump and Congressional Republicans announced their tax reform plan:
“President Trump and Republicans in Congress again show where their true priorities lie: making the lives of the rich easier and the lives of working Americans dramatically tougher.
It took them until 2 a.m. Saturday morning, but lawmakers finished this year's session with landmark legislation on immigration, climate change and poverty headed to the Governor's desk. State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon argued this was one of the most "accomplished legislative sessions in California history." State Government Reporter Ben Bradford gives a wrap up of the bills now sitting on the Governor's desk awaiting signature.
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California state legislators ended their annual session the way they began it — building a wall to protect undocumented immigrants from President Trump. Not an iron wall, as Trump promised to erect along the U.S.-Mexico border, but a legal barrier to prevent local police and sheriffs from teaming with the president’s agents to enforce federal immigration law.
The legislators did a lot of other things, too, before adjourning early Saturday until January.
California lawmakers approved a bill that would make the state a so-called sanctuary state. Kevin de León, a state senator from Los Angeles explains how the bill is meant to add further protection to immigrants in the country without documentation.
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Within a day of President Trump’s election last November, California's top Democratic lawmakers responded with a joint statement that contained an audacious promise. It was their state, not Washington, D.C., that would be the "keeper of the nation's future."
An artistic rendering of that vow, with looping calligraphy and a roaring Grizzly, is now on display in the offices of Senate leader Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. In the wake of Trump's win, the words seemed to be a sort of foundational document — California's declaration of resistance.
Ripping into Donald Trump in the final hours of this year’s legislative session, California lawmakers passed measures urging Congress to censure the president, bucking his immigration policies and seeking to force him to release his tax returns. They also formally called on Trump “to publicly apologize to all Americans for his racist and bigoted behavior.”