California declares itself a 'sanctuary state' - here's how ICE responded

By passing the Senate Bill 54 SB54 the state with the largest immigrant population in the U.S. has become the first to endorse a pro-immigration reform

Tom Homan, ICE acting director, said SB54 makes California a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants, including those who have committed crimes, and almost eliminates all cooperation with local police and its agents.

California's government has declared the state a "sanctuary city", but Immigration and Customs Enforcement has responded to counteract their undermining of immigration law.

"Instead of focusing on arrests at jails and prisons where transfers are safer for ICE officers and the community".

It also limits cooperation between local police forces and federal authorities in operations to track down undocumented immigrants. "SB54 will negatively impact ICE operations in California by almost eliminating all cooperation and communication with our law enforcement partners in the state", Homan said.

"Discretion" is given to law enforcement agencies to work with immigration officers if the person has been convicted of a felony, according to the author.

California's latest move to both fight for immigrants in the state and against the Trump administration is making waves across the country and has garnered more than one harsh response from the administration. The state has almost 2.3 million immigrants without legal documents, according to Pew Research Center.

Trump administration slammed California for passing the bill, raising concerns over "criminal aliens".

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting director Tom Homan ripped the governor on Friday.

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ICE said it will also likely send immigrants arrested in California to detention centers outside of the state, "far from any family they may have in California". It is the signature piece of a package of 11 bills establishing protections for undocumented residents of California.

"I know Trump supporters don't get this from their news, but immigrants commit far fewer crimes than citizens".

Brown, the state's Democratic governor, said Thursday he believes SB 54 strikes a balance between protecting public safety and bringing a measure of comfort to the families now living in fear of deportation.

"It protects public safety but it also protects hardworking people who contribute a lot to California", Brown told CNN, adding, "the [ICE] can come into our jails, they can interview people, they can pick up people they think are appropriate".

Other bills signed by Brown as part of the package include protections for education, housing, employment and law enforcement. Activists and lawmakers have hailed the law's passage as a victory against the Trump administration, and a necessary safeguard for the state's large immigrant community.

"The President will be laying out his responsible immigration plan over the next week", Huckabee Sanders said at Thursday's press briefing.

Federal immigration officials already carry out sweeps targeting immigrants in sanctuary cities and transfer many of their detainees to out-of-state facilities.

Pablo Alvarado, director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, said Trump seeks to cause distrust for political gain.

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