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How 2018 Immigration Law Will Affect Local Law Enforcement

New immigration laws going into effect in the New Year could impact the way some local law enforcement agencies operate.

State lawmakers passed Senate Bill 54, or the "California Values Act" this year, a law that sets limits on how much local police can help federal immigration authorities.

SB-54 was met with strong opposition, at first from the California Police Chiefs Association and the California Sheriff’s Association.

The police chiefs’ association changed their position on the bill to neutral after a long list of 800 violent and series felonies were added as exemptions to the law.

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