As Governor Brown said earlier, it’s rare for a US Attorney General “to come out here and engage in a political stunt, make wild accusations.”
No matter what happens in Washington, California will stay the course and enforce all our laws and protect all our people. That’s how we keep our communities safe.
Our state laws work in concert with federal laws and our local law enforcement is in the business of public safety, not deportation. We want to protect our families, not tear them apart.
This afternoon I was on NPR’s All Things Considered to make it clear — the Trump Administration’s claims about our state laws are simply false — and I’m ready to defend them in court.
I will continue to stand up for our police and sheriffs whose funding has been threatened by the Trump Administration, and for the policies that they have enacted to increase trust with our communities were sworn to protect.
Can I count on you to stand with me in our fight for our values?
The rule of law has prevailed in 12 of our challenges against Trump so far and I’m hopeful the rule of law will prevail again.