My name is Arthur Schaper, long-time resident of Torrance, CA, and a proud member of We the People Rising and the Remembrance Project.
A pressing issue affecting the state of California depends on whether state lawmakers will enact a “sanctuary state policy”, which would prevent law enforcement officials, from local to state, from cooperating with ICE and exchanging information for the detainment, capture, and deportation of illegal aliens in our communities.
I believe that the legislature should reject sanctuary state status, and should further end sanctuary cities.
Here are five reasons why:
· Kate Steinle
· Ruben Morfin
· Ronald De Silva
· Sandra Duran
· Marcello Bisarello
These five Americans—plus an average of 25 per day—are killed by illegal aliens. Where was their sanctuary?
am urging the city council to adopt a resolution condemning sanctuary cities
and signaling their opposition to SB 54, which has been misnamed “The Values
Act”, but which would enact that sanctuary state policy I had mentioned.
West Covina has already done so. State Senator Joel Anderson will be hosting a press conference condemning SB 54. The conference takes place tomorrow, in front of West Covina City Hall at 3pm. I have invited every councilmember to attend. I hope that one of you will go
And now, I want to get this issue resolved.
Why I still have questions is based on the following memo from the Torrance Police Department:
The Torrance Police Dept (TPD) issued its ICE Detainers Training Bulletin 014-07 on 22 July 2014 establishing a de facto “sanctuary city” policy – review the bulletin here.
It based its TPD enforcement policy upon a legal decision in Oregon where the judge determined ICE detainers were not mandatory and aggressive posturing of ACLU threats for future lawsuits if cities did not adhere to the perspective that ICE detainers are not mandatory .