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As you’ve likely seen in the news, both Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions have come to California and attacked our approach to public safety that involves building trust between our law enforcement and the communities they work to protect. But Attorney General Xavier Becerra has a message for Trump, which he sent via a Washington Post op-ed yesterday.
“People who come to our country in search of a better life for themselves and their children are more likely to follow the laws and enrich their communities. California is the sixth largest economy in the world, in part thanks to hard-working immigrants, such as my parents.
“My father, a construction worker, and my mother, a clerical worker — both immigrants from Mexico — worked tirelessly to make ends meet and raise my three sisters and me. Their story is emblematic of the spirit that immigrants bring to our nation.
“We can stand simultaneously with law enforcement and our immigrant communities. We can vigorously enforce our criminal laws against those who have committed serious and violent crimes and be heartbroken to hear stories of families being torn apart by deportations.”
Will you stand with Xavier as he protects our California values?