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Rejecting Trump Agenda, Immigrant Protections Bill Passes in California

20 September 2017 No Comment
Californians demonstrated in favor of the California Values Act, which offers protections for undocumented immigrants in the state. (@SWANactivists/Twitter)

Californians demonstrated in favor of the California Values Act, which offers protections for undocumented immigrants in the state. (@SWANactivists/Twitter)

by Julia Conley

September 20, 2017

Courtesy of Common Dreams

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign the California Values Act, passed by lawmakers Saturday, which would make the state a “sanctuary state” with new protections for undocumented immigrants.

The 27-11 vote, along party lines, was reached after lengthy negotiations. But immigrant rights groups applauded the final bill, noting that it represented a strong rebuke of President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration agenda, including the Justice Department’s threats to withhold law enforcement grants from sanctuary cities.

Rejecting Trump Agenda, Immigrant Protections Bill Passes in California

 

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