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State Legislators pass bill to make California a 'sanctuary state'

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SACRAMENTO (KUSI) — California Lawmakers pass a Senate bill that would turn the state into a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants. 

Senate Bill 54 was approved Saturday with a 27-11 vote, after it was drastically changed from the first versions introduced. 

The bill is all part of a broader push by U.S. Democrats to counter President Trump's plan to expand deportation orders. If passed, it would limit state and local law enforcement agencies from communicating with federal immigration authorities and prevent state and local police departments from questioning people on immigration violations. 

Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) said the amendments added to the bill this week were reasonable and would not change the overall mission of the bill to protect hard-working families. 

The bill is now headed to Governor Brown's Desk for his final approval and signature. 

More updates to follow on the passage of Senate Bill 54. 

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