California moves to become ‘sanctuary state,’ and others look to follow

Published April 10, 2017

An article in The New York Times about a bill approved by the California State Senate that increases protections for immigrants and prohibits local law enforcement agencies from using resources to investigate, detain, report or arrest people for immigration violations – essentially making California the nation’s first “sanctuary state” – interviews Rick Su, professor of law. A lawsuit in Texas and the legislation in California were both “efforts in some ways to goad, to sort of transform the partisan battle into a state versus federal fight,” he said.

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