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Los Alamitos council meeting (KABC-7 via Associated Press)

Revolt Against California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Laws Grows in Orange County

The revolt against the State of California’s “sanctuary state” laws is growing in Orange County, with supervisors scheduled to discuss a resolution Tuesday condemning the state’s defiance of federal immigration law, and possibly directing the county to join the federal lawsuit against the Golden State.

Travis Allen (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

EXCLUSIVE – Travis Allen: I Will ‘Absolutely’ Defund Sanctuary Cities as CA Governor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — California State Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), who is one of two Republicans running in the Democrat-heavy field of 2018 gubernatorial candidates, says “defunding every sanctuary jurisdiction in the State of California” will be one of his priorities if he becomes the Golden State’s 40th governor.

San Francisco Gay Pride parade resist (Elivah Nouvelage / Getty)

California’s ‘Resistance’ to Trump Has Been a Dud

The 2017 California state legislative session began with the metaphorical roar of “resistance” to President Donald Trump’s policies, but is ending with a weak whimper. According to a piece published on the CalMatters blog, the “resistance” movement launched with so much fanfare that “[a] hashtag

Jerry Brown

California ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill Runs into Obstacles

California’s “sanctuary state” bill, which would prevent the state from assisting U.S. immigrations and customs enforcement (ICE) agents from enforcing federal immigration law, is facing some surprising criticism from — of all people — the Golden’s State’s Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown.

Jerry Brown Kevin de León (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Jerry Brown: Sanctuary State Bill is Not a Sanctuary State Bill

California Governor Jerry Brown told NBC News’ Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Sunday morning that SB 54, known colloquially as the “sanctuary state bill,” did not, in fact, declare California to be a “sanctuary state.”

Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

L.A. Sheriff Faces Protests for Opposition to ‘Sanctuary State’

Over 100 people gathered in front of the Hall of Justice in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday evening to protest L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell’s opposition to State Senate Bill 54, which would declare all of California a “sanctuary state.”

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FLEISCHMAN: CA Senate Prez De León Pushes ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill

State Senate President Kevin De León, who recently made headlines by announcing that he has relatives in California who are here in violation of U.S. immigration laws, is pushing legislation to make California a “Sanctuary State” – i.e. prohibiting state law enforcement agencies in California from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

PG&E empty chair (Tony Avelar / Associated Press))

Report: PG&E Offshoring IT Jobs to India to Cut Wage Costs

In the latest high visibility offshoring of Silicon Valley jobs to India, the San Francisco Business Times (SFBT) reported last month that the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) will offshore about 72 information technology (IT) jobs from San Francisco to India in a restructuring that could slash labor costs by 75 percent.