SACRAMENTO (AP) – California lawmakers are preparing to vote on a “sanctuary state” bill that would expand protections for people living in the country illegally who come into contact with law enforcement.

The Assembly and Senate are scheduled to vote Friday on the legislation, which would bolster immigrant protections that are already among the toughest in the nation. Their approval would send it to Gov. Jerry Brown, who announced his support this week after the top Senate leader, the bill’s author, agreed to water it down and preserve authority for jail and prison officials to cooperate with immigration officers in many cases.

The legislation is the latest effort by Democratic lawmakers in California to create barriers for President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to step up deportation efforts.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

  1. We already use 20% of our CA budget to support Illegals. CA Prisons have been deemed “Cruel and unusual punishment by the Superior Court, yet every Dem Politician refuses to allow Illegals in Prison from being deported. EVERY poll show approx 75% of Californians (All parties and ethnicities) OPPOSE Sanctuary Cities! What the heck are these politicians doing? Why are the putting a Socialist ideology over the collective will of citizens? This will not end well.

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