Sonoma County Democratic Party supports
California legislation to protect immigrant rights.
On April 11, 2017, the Sonoma County Democratic Party voted to support four (4) pieces of legislation currently in the California Legislature related to immigration.
By Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) to create state-funded regional centers to train defense attorneys and public defender’s offices on immigration law and the consequences of criminal convictions.
By Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to declare that the state does not tolerate profiting from the incarceration of Californians held in immigration detention and the state’s desire to ensure the just and humane treatment of our most vulnerable population, and by adding Section 1670.9 to the Civil Code, would prohibit placing immigrants in for-profit detention centers, and specifies that when otherwise detained, the facility shall not deprive an immigrant detainee in civil immigration proceedings of specific rights.
By Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) the California Religious Freedom Act would prohibit a state or local agency or a public employee acting under color of law from providing or disclosing to the federal government personally identifiable information regarding a person’s religious beliefs, practices, or affiliation, as specified, when the information is sought for compiling in a databse of individuals based on religious belief, practice or affiliation, national origin, or ethnicity for law enforcement or immigration purposes.
By Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), known as the California Values Act, to prevent the use of state and local public resources to aid federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in deportation actions.