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  • California senators advanced three immigration-related bills Tuesday, including a proposal to fund legal aid for immigrants in the state who face deportation.
  • What has each member of California's congressional delegation said about President Trump's executive order on immigration? Find out your representative's position here.
  • California's congressional Democrats came out forcefully against Trump's immigration directives over the weekend, while Republican members of Congress held their fire.

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'This is a Muslim ban': Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein rail against Trump's refugee ban

They were joined by multiple other California Democrats, who almost immediately reacted to President Trump's order to temporarily ban most refugees from entering the U.S.

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