The bill's author, Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, says it would require employers to use the federal e-verify system and crack down on drug cartels and human trafficking. Also:
Donnelly: "It ends sanctuary cities by letting citizens sue and hold accountable any municipality or city that creates a sanctuary policy like San Francisco. That's critical."
About a football field away, with CHP officers on horseback in-between, about a dozen people marched in protest. Lino Pedres with the Service Employees International Union organized the group.
Pedres: "This type of legislation only divide(s) our community, pit(s) one group against the others, and this type of legislation is not fair in California."
Donnelly's bill likely has a tough test before the Democratic-controlled Assembly Judiciary Committee.