Southern California Cities Embroiled In Fierce Debate Over State Sanctuary Law

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California is a state on the front lines of the immigration debate in the U.S. with many cities taking matters into their own hands. This year, a new state law took effect limiting how much local police can cooperate with federal immigration authorities and essentially making California a sanctuary state.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson reports from Orange County, Calif., where the legal battle over the state’s sanctuary law kicked off earlier this year. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit