SACRAMENTO (KCBS) – Opponents of State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon’s efforts to make California a sanctuary state are focusing on one particular statement he made about his family.

In a hearing before the State Senate Public Safety committee, de Leon (D-Los Angeles) made it personal when pitching SB54. The proposal would prohibit local law enforcement in the state from working with federal government on immigration issues and violations.

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Referencing President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration, de Leon said, “The reality is, with the executive order and the criteria that has been developed, many individuals, I can tell you half of my family, would be eligible for deportation under the executive order.”

On Twitter, many individuals suggested that de Leon should be arrested for condoning illegal immigration in his own family.

State Sen. Andy Vidak (R-Visalia) said the bill would make California less safe.

“De Leon’s hubris gives sanctuary to violent criminals who are in this country illegally,” Vidak said.

De Leon said like his family, many of the undocumented immigrants in this country are peaceful and want to make a better life for their families.

Comments (2)
  1. Maybe I’m reading into this too much, but it seems he just admitted some of his family has committed identity theft of IS citizens.

  2. B.f. Caffrey says:

    Apparently De Leon’s oath of office is meaningless. How is this not a MASSIVE conflict of interest? The state’s Senate Pro Tem introduces a “Sanctuary State” bill while having “half” his family here illegally? Not only would the bill benefit his family (and thus, him personally) but it also says the TOP SENATOR in our state has no problems with false IDs and identity theft.

    And this is the same dolt who said certain rifles could fire as fast as a Gatling gun when trying to pass more useless gun restrictions. I guess if you have a one party sate the Constitution and the laws aren’t important (for the elites) anymore.