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Continuing a fierce assault on 'sanctuary' policies, Sessions attacks California bill

Continuing a fierce assault on 'sanctuary' policies, Sessions attacks California bill

In another shot in the ongoing battle over so-called sanctuary city policies, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday attacked California’s new bill that affords some protections to undocumented immigrants across the state, calling it “unconscionable” and a threat to public safety.

Sessions, speaking in Portland, Ore., to federal immigration and law enforcement officers, appealed to Gov. Jerry Brown to reject the bill, passed by the Legislature on Saturday to limit how much information California law enforcement officials can share with federal immigration agents.

“The bill risks the safety of good law enforcement officers and the safety of the neighborhoods that need their...

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