The rally was held on April 3, 2011, at the steps of the state Capitol in Sacramento.
“Our hope is that the strong support of the bill will draw attention to the Legislature to a critical issue that affects every Californian,” Donnelly said. “We hope this won’t be just a party-line vote and that the legislators on the committee will see how critical the issue is to the state of California.”
According to Donnelly’s office, the bill aims to help law-enforcement officers manage illegal immigration in California.
The bill would forbid cities from enacting “sanctuary” policies to protect illegal immigrants and would force employers to follow immigration laws. This would free up jobs for citizens and eliminate incentives for people who come here illegally, Donnelly said.
A.B. 26 would also make it a misdemeanor to be found in the United States illegally and increase the penalty for criminals who traffic illegal immigrants into California for the purposes of sexual slavery.
I met Tim several times on the campaign trail. I also consider him a friend. He will fight to stop illegal immigration and unfair spending in California.