SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today on the heels of a vote by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to join the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to dismantle the California Values Act:
“The county that gave us Prop 187 more than two decades ago is at it again with another unconstitutional attack on our immigrant communities. I am confident the courts will reject this challenge to SB 54, just as they roundly rejected Prop 187.
“This kind of obsessive immigrant bashing is embarrassing to the county and its residents, and seems designed to court the approval of a racist President and his cronies.
“‘Blue’ and ‘progressive’ we may be, but these repeated efforts to portray hardworking immigrants as criminals are a repulsive, black stain on California’s history.”