Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

California Challenges Trump's End to Young Immigrant Program

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

California Challenges Trump's End to Young Immigrant Program

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. * California Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Senate leader said Monday they've agreed to changes in proposed legislation that would further restrict interactions between law enforcement officers and federal immigration agents.

The agreement came on the same day the state sued the Trump administration over its decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation.

The lawsuit's legal arguments largely mirror those already filed in a lawsuit last week by 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Attorney generals for the states of Maine, Maryland and Minnesota joined California's lawsuit.

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, agreed to changes in the state legislation demanded by Brown following fierce opposition from sheriffs and other law-enforcement officials. …

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