California immigration laws passed in 2017 remain in effect despite a lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ is arguing that three separate state laws interfere with federal immigration enforcement and should be declared invalid:
- AB 450, which, among other requirements, prohibits private employers from giving federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents access to a work site or employer documents unless presented with a warrant or subpoena;
- SB 54, which restricts law enforcement from notifying federal immigration agents about undocumented immigrants who are to be released from custody, and bans their transfer to federal custody; and,
- AB 103, which requires the state to inspect detention facilities where where immigrants who face deportation are being held by federal authorities.
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From an employer’s perspective, the most important of these laws is AB 450, the California Immigrant Worker Protection Act. You can learn more about the Act’s requirements and associated forms available from the state, which we covered in recently posted updates.