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Kevin de Leon on Immigration

 

 


Abolish ICE at "Abolish Ice Cream Social"

De León's campaign has focused on the party's energized liberal faction. He supports single-payer healthcare, aggressive goals for renewable energy and helped lead the successful effort to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour. He has criticized Feinstein, known for having moderate tendencies, for being too conciliatory toward Trump, such as when she urged people to have "patience" with the president last year.

On Friday night [at the Democratic State Convention which endorsed De Leon over his opponent Dianne Feinstein], De León hosted an "ABOLISH ICE CREAM SOCIAL" for delegates, a nod toward the Democratic-led effort to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency after its agents separated thousands of children from their parents after they crossed the border.

Source: Los Angeles Times on 2018 California Senate race , Jul 14, 2018

States shouldn't enforce immigration laws

Kevin has led the fight against local law enforcement being commandeered to enforce federal immigration laws. He passed the California Values Act, prohibiting law enforcement agencies from investigating or arresting people for immigration enforcement purposes. He negotiated $30 million to assist the nearly 250,000 Dreamers in California with legal services and "safety net" funding if they become unable to work to support their education.
Source: 2018 California Senatorial website KevinDeLeon.com , Oct 15, 2017

Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Concurrence vote passed House, 55-21-2; passed Senate 28-8-3; approved by Gov.Brown 10/3/2013

OnTheIssues Explanation: Undocumented immigrants have no federal authorization; this bill allows them to get a state driver's license regardless of their lack of federal authorization.

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 60 , Jul 2, 2013

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