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Chula Vista City Council votes in favor to endorse CA Values Act

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CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — The Chula Vista City Council Tuesday voted in favor of a resolution to endorse the CA Values Act (SB 54) and to demonstrate widespread support in the South Bay community. 

In April, the council voted to become a welcoming city. This is not the same as a sanctuary city, but it is symbolic. A sanctuary city will not let federal immigration agents into its jails, if they suspect an inmate is here illegally, nor will it notify the Department of Homeland Security, when it is releasing undocumented immigrants from jail. 

The California Values Act (SB 54) authored by Senate Pro Tempore Kevin DeLeon, would limit collaboration between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities, except in limited circumstances.

It would also designate public schools, libraries, health care facilities, shelters, courthouses, and Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) facilities as safe spaces to ensure that these places remain open to all, regardless of immigration status.

President Trump said cities who do not cooperate, will not receive federal grant money. Even so, the state of California is suing the administration, claiming the president's new, stricter immigration policies are unconstitutional, and the state legislature is considering passing legislation, SB-54, that would make the entire state a sanctuary state. 

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