Paso Robles PD to discuss state’s immigration enforcement policy

Posted at 5:36 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 20:36:23-04

The Chief of Paso Robles Police Department is set to discuss the state’s immigration enforcement policy and it’s implications for the city.

Chief Robert Burton will provide a presentation during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Back in 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed several bills designed to protect non-residents from federal immigration laws and regulations. This includes Senate Bill 54 which went into effect January 1 of this year. This prohibits California law enforcement agencies from using personnel for immigration enforcement practices. During Tuesday’s city council meeting, Chief Burton will discuss what this could mean for Paso Robles.

Many Southern California cities have taken a stance against it and are supporting a federal lawsuit.