Nancy Skinner

Protesters gather in East L.A. to demand that Sheriff McDonnell support 'sanctuary state' bill

Protesters gather in East L.A. to demand that Sheriff McDonnell support 'sanctuary state' bill

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s East L.A. station Thursday evening to demand that the sheriff support the so-called sanctuary state bill, which would block local and state law enforcement from using resources to help federal immigration agents.

About 40 activists chanted in Spanish and English, some holding up signs that read “Sanctuary Now!”, while a handful of vocal demonstrators sat, arms linked, on the floor of the station’s lobby.

Among those outside was David Abud, a sanctuary bill supporter who immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico when he was 10 years old.

“Sanctuary policies make our city safer; they make...

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