Halted Crescent City City Council Anti-Immigrant Letter
When: May 2017
Where: Crescent City, CA
Just over two months after the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors attempted to send a letter to the State Senate voicing opposition to Senate Bill 54, The California Values Act, the Crescent City City Council tried a similar motion. Once again, True North leaders turned out to the meeting in support of immigrant communities and gave public comment urging the Council to listen to their constituents and reject the letter.
Leaders brought up the question of appropriateness with regards to the Council weighing in on a state bill when they've been silent on most others, the statistics that prove crime increases when people are afraid to call law enforcement, the impact this could have on local agricultural workers (many of whom are immigrants), and the rising fear in Crescent City's immigrant communities.
With public comment taken into consideration, the City Council decided not to send the letter in opposition to SB 54.