Congressman Jimmy Gomez Introduces the Keep Our Cities Safe Act
Washington, June 8, 2018
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D – Los Angeles) introduced the Keep Our Cities Safe Act, a bill that would shield local and state government officials from federal prosecution for complying with their own public health and safety protections.
The introduction of the Keep Our Cities Safe Act comes in the wake of escalating attempts by the Trump administration to coerce states into complying with President Trump’s aggressive deportation policies. Recent actions by the administration have included a Department of Justice lawsuit filed against the State of California for its recently passed California Values Act (SB-54), a bill that was co-authored by Congressman Jimmy Gomez during his tenure in the California State Legislature. The Trump administration has also stated it is considering pressing criminal charges against local officials who enact and enforce their own public health and safety protections.