California and 15 other states joined the growing legal challenge to President Trump’s immigration orders, filing an amicus brief Monday supporting Washington state’s lawsuit that argues the directives targeting people from Muslim-majority countries are unconstitutional.
State Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra announced the friend-of-the-court brief after a federal judge put a nationwide hold on the immigration moratorium and the case was appealed by the Trump administration.
“The state of California is today on the record opposing the Trump administration’s executive order banning travel for principally individuals of Muslim origin and faith,” Becerra said at a press conference in Fresno on Monday.
Fourteen California congressional Democrats are asking for more information about how Customs and Border Protection implemented President Trump's travel ban of all refugees, and of visa holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
The letter, led by Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park), specifically mentions reports that travelers at Los Angeles International Airport and other airports were forced to sign Form I-407, relinquishing their legal right to enter and remain in the United States.
The letter asks for what guidance the agency received from the Department of Homeland Security on implementing the order as well as any complaints about the implementation filed at Los Angeles International Airport. The letter also asks the agency to review all I-407's signed since Trump's order took effect and identify cases of coercion.
The California Republican Leadership Fund has agreed to pay $30,000 in fines to the state for causing six county central committees to make contributions in their names without identifying the fund as the true source of the contributions, according to records released Monday.
The fund was created to conduct fundraising for Republican county central committees in Alameda, Riverside, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus and Tulare counties, according to a report by the state Fair Political Practices Commission enforcement staff.
Spending decisions are made by a panel that includes designees of Republican legislative leaders.
Responding to President Donald Trump's threat to withhold federal funding from California, state congressional leaders on Monday touted the state's economic progress and job growth, saying any blow to California would have repercussions nationwide.
“If this is what Donald Trump thinks is ‘out of control,’ I’d suggest other states should be more like us," Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said in a statement. “California has the most manufacturing jobs in the nation. Our state grows a quarter of the nation’s food. Our minimum wage increase has not only helped our poorest workers, it has boosted the economy while unemployment continues to drop."
Declaring California to be “out of control,” President Trump threatened to withhold federal funding to the state if it votes to declare itself a sanctuary state.
A state Senate committee on Tuesday approved a billfrom State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León that would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from using officers or jails to uphold federal immigration laws, effectively a statewide version of so-called sanctuary cities.
In an interview airing during Fox’s Super Bowl pregame show, Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly asked the president about the plan.
McClintock is one of many members of Congress who have been encountering protests at their district offices or town hall meetings since President Trump took office just over two weeks ago. Most protesters have been asking members to fight the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Trump's cabinet nominees and Trump's temporary entry ban on immigrants from certain countries and all refugees.
Man in @RepMcClintock meeting gets standing ovation after saying his wife could die if ACA repealed because she couldn't afford medicine.
For a city where the calendar nicely lays out a series of events each new year — a state budget proposal, a big speech by the governor — Sacramento has been frantic in 2017, constantly reacting to President Trump.
On this week's California Politics Podcast, we look at the recent protests over Trump's executive order on refugees and foreign citizens. And we discuss the road ahead for immigration bills from state Senate Democrats, three of which cleared their first statehouse hurdles this week.
We also take a quick look at the 2018 race for governor, with new campaign finance reports filed and all of the major candidates scrambling to react to events in Washington.
Two-thirds of Californians disapprove of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens from seven predominately Muslim nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days, according to a new Survey Monkey poll.
Opposition to the order is much stronger in left-leaning California than in the rest of the nation.
Overall, 47% of those polled nationwide said they approved of Trump’s order, and 51% disapproved. Opinion was split along partisan lines, with nearly 9 out of 10 Republicans supporting the ban and almost an identical number of Democrats and independents disapproving of the policy.