December 1, 2021
CIPC worked with partners across the state to pass this vital measure, which helps protect families and communities from the cruel deportation machine. SB 54, sometimes referred to as the “Sanctuary State” law, limits the involvement of police and sheriffs in painful deportations. It also limits immigration enforcement actions at public schools, hospitals and health facilities, courthouses, and libraries. Following a statewide campaign, Gov. Brown signed the California Values Act on October 5, 2017, and it went into effect on January 1, 2018. The new law sets a foundation that local governments can and should continue to build upon.