Current Releases

April 24, 2017
This Saturday, April 22nd at 8:00am, Senator Joel Anderson and Encore Capital Group employees will be volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in El Cajon to build a fence for a new home and to paint playhouses for local families and their children.
April 3, 2017
Senate Bill 54 passed the Senate floor today by a 27-12 vote this afternoon. Anderson, who has been called a “leading anti-sanctuary voice,” released the following statement:
March 29, 2017
WEST COVINA – At today’s press conference held outside of the West Covina City Hall, Senator Joel Anderson and LA area elected officials discussed how SB 54 negatively impacts public safety in their districts. Senator Joel Anderson (District 38), Vice Chair of Public Safety Committee “If SB 54...
March 24, 2017
WEST COVINA - Senator Joel Anderson and local elected officials in the Los Angeles area will discuss how California’s “Sanctuary State” bill, Senate Bill 54, negatively impacts public safety in their districts at a press conference. Confirmed Speakers (More to be added later): Senator Joel Anderson...
March 13, 2017
Senate Bill 54 passed the Appropriations Committee hearing today with 5-2 vote. Anderson, who has been called a “leading anti-sanctuary voice,” expressed his concern. “SB 54 continues to shield deportable rapist and child molesters serving as felons in our prisons. SB 54 is the single greatest...
February 23, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security released two memos, signed by Secretary John Kelly, that explain how President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration enforcement will be implemented. Anderson issued the following statement on the memos and is available to...
February 6, 2017
Senate Public Safety Committee Vice Chair Senator Joel Anderson spoke during the committee hearing yesterday to argue against California's "Sanctuary State" bill (SB 54). Anderson explained that SB 54 shields dangerous illegal immigrant felons in our jails and prisons from deportation.
February 6, 2017
As mentioned during his speech on Thursday , Senator Joel Anderson sent a letter to President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon requesting an informational hearing of the Senate Public Safety committee to address recent violence at University of California campuses: “An information hearing to discuss these...

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