Bravo, California Governor Jerry Brown.
While the federal government continues to wage war on immigrant communities, California's state legislature and governor passed and signed into a law protections for our most populous state's more than 2 million unauthorized immigrants. And let's face it, given the stories of ICE targeting and harassing even authorized immigrants and Latinx people, broad legislation like this is absolutely necessary to protect people from the vindictiveness coming out of federal agencies as 2017 goes on. There are more battles to fight when it comes to protecting our immigrant family members, and sending unauthorized LGBTQ+ immigrants back to countries where they may be in real, physical danger is not something we can condone.
So we praise this action, and we continue the work because there is more work to be done.