California bolsters 'sanctuary state' immigrant protections in last-minute vote

California bolsters 'sanctuary state' immigrant protections in last-minute vote

California is home to an estimated 2.3 million immigrants without legal authorization, CBS News reported. It would also prohibit local officers from inquiring about someone's immigration status. Jerry Brown a "sanctuary state" immigration bill that he is expected to sign after demanding changes that some advocates said weaken its impact.

"This comes as a relief that there are some legislators that are really listening", said Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

"Now, more than ever, it is imperative that California law clearly distinguish state and local law enforcement officers from federal deportation agents", said Pasquarella. The version that was passed would allow local authorities to share information with federal authorities, and the feds would still be allowed into county jails to question immigrants who have been detained.

Bangladesh briefs India on Rohingya
Ali described actions following the militant attacks on security forces on August 25 as "revenge" by Myanmar troops. Thailand has also said it was preparing to receive people fleeing the fighting in Myanmar.

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, introduced SB54 shortly after Trump's election to cut off most interactions between federal immigration agents and local police and sheriff's officers. For them, the bill delivers a rare victory during Trump's presidency, preserving some protections for people in the country illegally and adding others.

McGuire said the bill "helps to reestablish desperately needed transparency in the White House".

The compromise moved the California Police Chiefs Association's position on the bill opposed to neutral. Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, said the bill would create "only a sanctuary for criminals". "It's going to protect the criminal at the expense of the law abiding citizen".

Janet Jackson breaks down in tears at Houston performance
Things got real emotional for Janet Jackson at her Houston stop on her " State of the World Tour" on Saturday (Sept. 9). On Wednesday, the 51-year-old superstar promised to offer "something special" to the hurricane-affected Houston .

The legislature also passed a package of bills aimed at increasing the availability of affordable housing in the notoriously expensive state, and approved a plan for spending $1.5 billion in income from the state's cap-and-trade air quality program, which raises money by selling businesses limited rights to emit pollutants.

Among the passages cleared: San Francisco Sen.

Earlier Friday, a federal judge in Chicago ruled against the Trump administration and an order issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions requiring so-called sanctuary cities to cooperate with immigration agents in order to get federal funding in the form of public safety grants. The Sheriffs' Association is still against the bill.

Trump offers to personally mediate dispute between Qatar, other Arab countries
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