A few months ago I wrote a post on a bill pending in the California State Assembly (AB 101) which would permit California counties to opt out of the federal enforcement program known as “Secure Communities.”
There has been some action taken on the bill since I last wrote. The Assembly passed the bill on May 26, 2011. It was then referred to Senate Appropriations Committee. You may follow the status of the bill by clicking on the link below.
It is interesting to note that all California counties are currently participating in the Secure Communities initiative. Solano County was one of the first counties to join in and San Francisco a little later. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (“ICE”) has published a booklet showing all states and their participation levels with Secured Communities. I have attached the page for California. While there has been talk in San Francisco of opting out, Solano county officials have thus far remained silent about their position. I will update the blog again when the Senate committee takes action.