President Donald Trump said yesterday (Thursday) he is considering pulling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers from California, warning that the nation's most populous state would turn into a "crime next" without the federal agents. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
A bill to make California a "sanctuary state" is moving forward in the state Legislature, including a hearing before the Assembly Appropriations Committee today (Wednesday). Oregon has had a similar law for almost three decades. More in this collaborative report from Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford and Oregon Public Broadcasting's Conrad Wilson.
California's law enforcement community is split on the "sanctuary state" bill agreement reached this week by Democratic Sente leader Kevin de Leon and Governor Jerry Brown. But as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, there appears to be enough support for the deal to ensure its passage later this week.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent out a letter to four cities - Albuquerque, Baltimore, Stockton, and San Bernardino - urging them to cooperate with federal immigration authorities or lose federal funding. KVCR's Ben Purper has more.