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California's future under a Trump presidency

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage for a campaign event at Fredericksburg Expo Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage for a campaign event at Fredericksburg Expo Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Regardless of who wins the presidency, there are a lot of issues important to California: trade, immigration and energy/environment.

Two of President-elect Trump's key issues, cracking down on illegal immigration and renegotiating international trade deals could have profound effects here in California. 

That's because of our large immigrant population and the role that trade plays in our regional economy. There are an estimated 2.6 million undocumented immigrants living in California and 40 percent of the goods imported into the US flow through the ports of L.A. and Long Beach.

What do Southern Californians expect from a Trump administration in these two critical areas?

Three guests joined the show to help us break this down:

  • Ange-Marie Hancock-Alfaro, associate professor of political science and gender studies at USC
  • Louis DeSipio, teaches political science and latino studies at UC Irvine
  • Jeremy Carl, research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

As a special part of KPCC's election coverage, Airtalk's Larry Mantle joined the show to take calls.
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