Gov. Jerry Brown, with his Jesuit upbringing, has long governed with mercy and forgiveness. With the four-term governor preparing to retire next year, I am hoping he bolsters his legacy by signing Senate Bill 54. Known as the California Values Act, the bill is being supported by a long list of elected officials, members of faith communities and community organizations.
I am an immigrant Jew from Eastern Europe, and my life and my community’s history are lessons in the benefits of welcoming immigrants with respect — and the dangers of turning them away.
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Introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, SB 54 would prohibit local police forces from helping federal authorities deport people who are in the U.S. illegally. It would also make
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