Joel Anderson

California lawmakers advance proposals to strengthen state's protections for immigrants facing deportation

California lawmakers advance proposals to strengthen state's protections for immigrants facing deportation

After President Trump signed executive orders last week to ramp up immigration enforcement, Democratic members of the state Senate on Tuesday made good on their promise to speed up legislation meant to strengthen protections for immigrants and religious minorities in California.

In public safety and judiciary committee hearings, lawmakers advanced bills that would protect immigrants’ personal information, provide them lawyers and prevent local law enforcement agencies from using resources to enforce federal immigration laws.

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