Senator Wiener’s Statement on Federal Immigration Enforcement Raids in Northern California

February 2, 2018

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding reports that Federal immigration officials have raided 77 workplaces in Northern California, requiring employers to produce proof regarding their employees’ legal right to work.

“California law prohibits employers from cooperating with ICE to facilitate these despicable raids unless ICE has a judicial warrant. We will stand with our immigrant communities as this Administration continues to attack American values and tear apart families.”

Assembly Bill 450, co-authored by Senator Wiener along with lead author Assemblymember David Chiu, requires that employers notify their employees of audits such as these by immigration officials and requires employers to only cooperate with ICE if they have a judicial warrant.  AB 450 was signed by Governor Brown last October and went into effect on January 1 of this year.