Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) has announced a large scale enforcement program in Northern California in upcoming days and weeks. It's clear this is retaliation against California because we stood up for our values. We defended our immigrant communities with legislation to help keep families together.
It's important to know that, even if you are not a citizen of the United States, you have rights. You are protected. To that end, please review the attached Know Your Rights Card and go to my website for more information.
I also co-authored a law (AB 450) by my colleague and friend Assemblymember David Chiu. It prohibits employers from allowing ICE agents on private business property without a warrant.
Prevents employers from voluntarily sharing confidential employee information without a subpoena.
Requires employers to notify their workers before a federal audit of employee records.
Prohibits employers from re-verifying information on employment verification forms, unless compelled to by federal law.
We will continue to fight in the courts to block dangerous and unjust policies. We will fight in the legislature to advance our California values of Justice, Inclusion, Equity and Opportunity. And we will fight with information to empower all of our people to know their rights and existing protections to help keep families from being torn apart.
During this moment of fear and uncertainty, let's stick together and do all we can to protect one another.
Assemblymember, 18th District