KPCC– Long Beach this week joined the list of Southern California cities approving so-called sanctuary ordinances that limit the cooperation they extend to federal agents in immigration enforcement.
City officials approved a measure Tuesday night by a vote of 6-2 following several hours of debate.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said Wednesday the ordinance goes beyond the new state sanctuary law known as S.B. 54, also called the California Values Act. The law, which took effect Jan. 1, bars police from turning over immigrants in their custody to federal agents.