Protecting our Immigrant Communities
Immigrants, who contribute greatly to our culture and economy, were under new threats of mass deportation by the federal government. Beall and Senate Democrats worked to pass a package of legislation to safeguard immigrants and their children.
To protect undocumented immigrants and their families, Beall co-authored SB 54 (de León) to bar state and local law enforcement agencies from using their resources, including money, facility, property, equipment or personnel, to assist federal immigration enforcement. The bill also requires to state Attorney General to draft guidelines for public schools, libraries, hospitals, courthouses and other public facilities that would limit their assistance to federal immigration agents. The California Values Act was approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.
Co-authored SB 31 (Lara) to protect all Californians by barring state and local agencies from assisting immigration authorities or law enforcement in the creation of registries based on a person’s religious beliefs, practices, or affiliation. Signed.
Beall and the Senate Democrats also secured $75 million in free immigration legal services for the One California Program and California’s DREAMers.
Celebrated Senate District 15’s cultural diversity by hosting the Black April commemoration at the State Capitol to observe the April 30, 1975, Fall of Saigon for Vietnamese American dignitaries, civic, and community leaders.