California already has several so called "sanctuary cities," but as more laws pass through legislative committees, it appears the state is moving closer to becoming what the President might call a sanctuary state.
FOX's Jessica Rosenthal reports:
So far this month three laws meant to protect undocumented immigrants, have won approval in state legislative committees. Lawmakers are clearly not afraid of President Trump's threat to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities.
He told FOX's Bill O'Reilly before the Super Bowl:
(President Trump) "California in many ways is out of control as you know."
And went on to say about state level legislation:
(President Trump) "We will certainly not stand for sanctuary cities let alone states."
One of the bills prohibits state and local law enforcement, school police and security agencies from using any resources to aid in any immigration enforcement. The other bills fund additional attorneys for those facing deporation and legal training for public defenders on immigration law.
Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News.