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Judge Upholds California’s Sanctuary State Law

Mercury News-


A federal judge on Thursday upheld California’s sanctuary laws, handing the Trump administration a significant loss in its ongoing battle against the state’s controversial immigration policies.

Judge John Mendez denied the Department of Justice’s request for a preliminary injunction blocking Senate Bill 54, a state law limiting law enforcement cooperation with immigration officials, and Assembly Bill 103, which gives state officials the authority to review the conditions of detention facilities that contract with ICE. AB 450, a law that fines employers who give access to immigration agents, received a partial rebuke from Mendez.

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