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California lawmakers vote to become 'sanctuary state'

Thousands of people take part in the ``Free the People Immigration March,'' to protest actions taken by President Donald Trump and his administration, in Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 18, 2017
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The legislation bans police from asking about the immigration status of those they arrest

California lawmakers on Saturday voted to become a 'sanctuary state,' placing limits on the levels of cooperation permitted between police officers and immigration officials.

California is home to more undocumented immigrants than any other state, and officials have made the move to protect them in direct defiance of US President Donald Trump's administration.

Mark RALSTON (AFP)

Police will now be banned from asking about the immigration status of people they arrest, and will have limits placed on their cooperation with immigration officers.

However, amendments to Senate Bill 54 mean that law enforcement officers will be allowed to share information and transfer people to immigration authorities if they have prior convictions for one or more of approximately 800 crimes.

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I hope CA. will hit by mother nature so bad, returns to Trump administration & facing the denial. That moment is priceless!

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