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Lawmakers debate making California a “Sanctuary State”

TOPSHOT - Protesters gather at the Los Angeles International airport's Tom Bradley terminal to demonstrate against President Trump's executive order effectively banning  citizens from seven Muslim majority countries.
US President Trump signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.  / AFP / Konrad Fiedler        (Photo credit should read KONRAD FIEDLER/AFP/Getty Images)
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Protesters gather at the Los Angeles International airport's Tom Bradley terminal to demonstrate against President Trump's executive order on banning citizens from seven Muslim majority countries.

The California legislature is considering making the entire state a so-called “sanctuary” for immigrants here illegally.

The California legislature is considering making the entire state a so-called “sanctuary” for immigrants here illegally.

Several California cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, have policies sharply limiting cooperation between their police and federal immigration authorities. Under a bill introduced by Democratic state senate president pro tem, Kevin de Leon of LA, such a policy would extend statewide. But non-sanctuary parts of California don’t like the idea. We hear two perspectives on the issue.

Guests:

Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles),  California Senate President Pro Tem and State Senator representing the state’s 24th District; he introduced Senate Bill 54

Jeff Stone(R-Murrieta), State Senator for California’s 28th State Senate district, including Indio, Murrieta, Palm Springs, and other parts of Riverside County, and a member of the Senate Budget Committee

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