As Senator Dianne Feinstein addressed a town hall meeting in Santa Monica on Wednesday, a group of protesters took issue with her proposal to make ‘sanctuary cities’ such as Los Angeles comply with federal immigration law.
The term “sanctuary city” has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.
A state legislative committee has rejected a Republican lawmaker’s bills targeting illegal immigration in California.
A California lawmaker and tea party member has introduced an anti-illegal immigration bill loosely modeled on the one that drew attention to Arizona last year.