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California becomes ‘sanctuary state’ in rebuke of Trump immigration policy

9 October 2017 No Comment

immigrant_ally-CMby Jazmine Ulloa 

October 7, 2017

Courtesy of L.A. Times

Under threat of possible retaliation by the Trump administration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark “sanctuary state” legislation Thursday, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities.

Senate Bill 54, which takes effect in January, has been blasted as “unconscionable” by U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, becoming the focus of a national debate over how far states and cities can go to prevent their officers from enforcing federal immigration laws. Supporters have hailed it as part of a broader effort by majority Democrats in the California Legislature to shield more than 2.3 million immigrants living illegally in the state.

California becomes ‘sanctuary state’ in rebuke of Trump immigration policy

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