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California Officials: Landmark Legislation and Citizenship Status

california officials: The Justice Department argued a trio of state laws that, among other things, bar police from asking people about their citizenship status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities are unconstitutional and have kept federal agents from doing their jobs, according to Toronto Star. The lawsuit named as defendants the state of California, Gov. California officials remained characteristically defiant, vowing to defend their landmark legislation. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Read more Under Trump, ICE arrests of immigrants with no criminal convictions have doubled Article Continued Below It is the latest salvo in an escalating feud between the Trump administration and California, which has resisted the president on issues like taxes and marijuana policy and defiantly refuses to help federal agents detain and deport undocumented immigrants. I say, bring it on, said California Senate president Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat who wrote the sanctuary state bill. ( As reported in the news.