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Gov. Jerry Brown agrees to send National Guard troops to border – but not for immigration enforcement

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday authorized the deployment of 400 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border at the request of the Trump administration. But it came with one caveat – that the guards would not be used for federal immigration enforcement.

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2020 vision: California Democrats fire back at DOJ proposal to ask about citizenship on census

A request from the Justice Department to the Census Bureau to add a question on American citizenship to the 2020 census has California Democrats firing back over concerns that illegal immigrants will choose not to participate, possibly causing the state

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Kate Steinle’s accused killer found not guilty of murder

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant accused of killing Kate Steinle in San Francisco on July 1, 2015, was found not guilty of all charges, except for felony possession of a firearm, in a verdict that shocked legal analysts

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California sees new ICE raids and immigration arrests

  New Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids have rolled out across Southern California, roiling state officials and triggering rumors of broader actions. But though the Trump administration has focused on expanding the scope and strength of enforcement, the current raids trace back

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Rep. Darrell Issa leads bipartisan push for visa reform

  With contending pieces of legislation now up for consideration in Congress, California has returned to the national spotlight on one of the most contentious immigration issues — special visas granted by the federal government to attract foreign talent. Long critiqued

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Demographers eye no-growth future for California

  Driven by rising out-migration and falling birth rates, California’s population growth has stalled, leading analysts to consider a possible forecast of a so-called “no-growth” period in the future. Although Americans nationwide have been flooding south and west for years,

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 14

Trump splits Silicon Valley What does Trump presidency mean for climate change efforts in CA? How to make CA housing more affordable What does Trump presidency mean for Mexican immigrants? Good morning. Let’s talk about Trump. Now that voters have

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Old is new as California sees more European immigrants

  The face of immigration in California has become more complex than the political debate would suggest, with Roma, or gypsies, coming to the state in small but significantly increased numbers. The trend hearkens back to the old days of the controversy

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CA opens Affordable Care Act door to unlawful immigrants

  State Democrats forged ahead with legislation designed to fill out Covered California’s enrollment ranks with unlawful and undocumented immigrants.  Following the state Senate, the Assembly has “passed a measure that would remove a critical barrier to Covered California and allow

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