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After long negotiations Gov. Jerry Brown and state Senate leader Kevin de León came to a compromise on the

After long negotiations Gov. Jerry Brown and state Senate leader Kevin de León came to a compromise on the"sanctuary state bill

According to The Sacramento Bee, this is at least the third time in the last decade a park and beach smoking ban bill has been sent to the governor's desk, but each have been rejected with the most recent veto coming past year from the Democratic governor.

The legislative deal was announced the same day that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he's filing a lawsuit over the Trump administration's decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects young immigrants living in the US illegally from deportation.

The bill passed the Assembly by a vote of 51-26, and then the Senate by 27-11.

Law360, Washington (September 14, 2017, 6:57 PM EDT) - Border security, cybersecurity and immigration enforcement would get a spending hike of more than $2 billion under a pair of bills approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday. But they'll be barred from transferring immigrants to federal authorities if their rap sheet includes only minor offenses.

Advocates still support California's marquee anti-Trump bill because it bans local police from targeting individuals based on immigration status alone and limits their ability to use their resources to investigate undocumented immigrants who have not been convicted of crimes.

Passage of what has been called a "sanctuary state" bill comes amid President Trump's focus on increasing deportations and limiting future immigration.

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California's immigration laws are considered among the friendliest in the country and the state is often referred to as a "sanctuary state".

The bill prohibits law-enforcement from conducting front-line immigration enforcement but allows jail officials to notify federal agents about some people in detention.

"This bill protects public safety and people who come to California to work hard and make this state a better place", Brown said in a statement.

Republicans in the California Legislature remained opposed to the measure on Friday, saying it would tie the hands of law enforcement and compromise public safety.

The bill also prevents local and state law enforcement from detaining someone over an immigration hold request.

He says California would follow the lead of nine other states with similar restrictions.

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