For Immediate Release
April 25, 2017
Contact: Judson True, Judson.True@asm.ca.gov; 916.319.2017
Statement on Judge’s Decision to Block Trump Executive
Order Punishing Sanctuary Cities
Sacramento – Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) today released the following statement after United States District Judge William H. Orrick III blocked President Trump’s Executive Order against sanctuary cities:
“Today’s decision is another constitutional setback to the hateful anti-immigrant agenda emanating from the White House. The United States Constitution simply does allow for the kind of discriminatory and unjust policies that the current president is hellbent on pursuing. Congratulations to the legal teams from San Francisco and Santa Clara on this important victory. Sanctuary cities are safer because all residents can have the confidence that local law enforcement is not an arm of federal immigration enforcement. In an era of division and fear, California must continue to protect all of our residents.”
Assembly member Chiu is the author of two state bills that aim to protect immigrants, including those without documentation, from retaliation in their homes and from raids of their workplaces. AB 291, the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act, and AB 450, the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, are currently moving through the legislative process. AB 450 passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.
Assembly member David Chiu (D – San Francisco) is the Chair of the Housing & Community Development Committee of the California State Assembly. He represents the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco.