The fight to stop the Sanctuary State heads to the Senate Floor


Senate Bill 54 passed the Appropriations Committee hearing last week with a 5-2 vote, and despite amendmends, it continues to shield deportable rapist and child molesters serving as felons in our prisons.

Last week the San Diego Union Tribune published my op-ed titled ‘Sanctuary state bill protects felons from being deported’  and the East County Californian did a story on my efforts to stop the bill.

California Political News and Views published my interview with them in an article on their website. I also returned to the KFI AM 640 John and Ken show to give an update on where the bill stands. Since it passed the Senate Appropriations Committee, it will now move onto the Senate floor where it will be voted on.


Thank you for all of your hard work in helping me oppose SB 54 and for continuing to sign and share my petition.

It’s my continued honor to serve you,

Joel Anderson
Senator, District 38

P.S. In case you missed it, here is all of the press coverage to date covering my efforts to stop the sanctuary state.
Fox News:  California state senator slams ‘sanctuary state’ idea
ABC 10:  Anderson: “Sanctuary State” law shields murderers, rapists, and pedophiles from deportation
KUSI News:  Senator Joel Anderson on California Becoming a Sanctuary State
790 KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning Show:  Senator Anderson on McIntyre in the Morning (Sanctuary State)
The California Report:  Senator Anderson Opposes Shielding Illegal Immigrant Felons from Deportation
Voice of San Diego:  Sacramento Report: Anderson Becomes a Leading Anti-Sanctuary Voice
KUSI News:  State Senator Joel Anderson discusses the impact of sanctuary city policies
The Libertarian Republic:  CA State Sen. Joel Anderson on the Sanctuary State Bill: “Shields Felons in Our Jails”
KFI AM 640:  Sen. Joel Anderson’s petition to stop California from becoming a sanctuary state
The Mercury News: California immigration policy debate brings local law enforcement role into focus
AM 1170 The Answer: Senator Anderson on The Mark Larson Show
California Political Review: Eber: Senator Joe Anderson puts cards on table against SB-53
East County Californian: Anderson takes a stand against Senate “Sanctuary” bill saying it deports more dreamers, protects violent criminals and cripples local law enforcement agencies
Sacramento Bee: ‘Sanctuary state’ bill amended to require reporting immigrants with violent felonies
Breitbart: FLEISCHMAN: CA Senate Prez De León Pushes ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill


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