State Se­nate ap­proves ‘sanc­tu­ary state’ leg­is­la­tion aimed at Trump

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

Cal­i­for­nia law­mak­ers gave ini­tial ap­proval Mon­day to a mea­sure that pre­vents law en­force­ment from co­op­er­at­ing with fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion

of­fi­cials, a mea­sure that pro­po­nents said re­bukes Pres­i­dent Trump for his im­mi­gra­tion crack­down.

It makes Cal­i­for­nia a statewide sanc­tu­ary for many peo­ple who are in the coun­try il­le­gally.

The state Se­nate passed the mea­sure on a 27-12 vote, send­ing it to the state Assem­bly over the ob­jec­tion of op­po­nents who said it en­dan­gers the pub­lic by shield­ing felons from be­ing de­ported.

“By pass­ing this to­day, you’ll be kick­ing the pres­i­dent right in the groin, and I can imag­ine he’s go­ing to strike back,” said Repub­li­can Sen. Jeff Stone of Te­mec­ula.

Cal­i­for­nia is home to an es­ti­mated 2.3 mil­lion im­mi­grants who do not have le­gal au­tho­riza­tion.

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