Act Now to Stop CA from Handcuffing Law Enforcement
This week, the California Senate Public Safety Committee passed dangerous legislation that would further inhibit local law enforcements’ ability to cooperate with federal immigration officials, even when it comes to the most dangerous criminal aliens already in custody.
Assembly Bill 2792 (AB 2792) requires law enforcement agencies to sign contracts, referred to as memoranda of understanding or MOUs, with the localities in which they are located BEFORE they may participate in any immigration enforcement program. This includes critical enforcement programs such as 287(g) and the Criminal Alien Program. By doing this, AB 2792 gives local governments the ability to prohibit and control law enforcement interactions with immigration officials entirely.
Call your State Senator today and tell him or her to oppose AB 2792!
AB 2792 is bad public policy because it:
- Endangers public safety by allowing local governments to require its law enforcement to release even the most dangerous criminals back onto the streets;
- Allows localities to deny federal immigration officers with the critical assistance they need to identify and remove criminal aliens already in custody;
- Further erodes the ability of California law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration officials; AND
- Sends the message that illegal immigration and violent crime is tolerated in California.
With your help, we can stop AB 2792 in its tracks. Click here to find the contact information for your elected officials!
P.S. For more information on what you can do, contact Susan Tully, FAIR National Field Director.