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Gov. Brown signs bill repealing unenforceable parts of Prop. 187
Gov. Brown signs bill repealing unenforceable parts of Prop. 187

In a disavowal of the hard line Californians once took against illegal immigration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday repealing unenforceable provisions of Proposition 187. The highly charged 1994 measure, passed resoundingly by voters, was intended to withhold public services from those in the country illegally. Brown's signature Monday stripped from state books the key sections of the initiative, ultimately gutted by the courts as unconstitutional. "This is a long overdue fix to a law that has no place on the state's books," said Evan Westrup, a spokesman for Brown. State Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), the bill's author, said the...

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