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So. Calif. Leaders Meet Trump to Help Block Sanctuary State Law

May 16, 2018 - 11:47 am

LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - The fight against California's sanctuary state law went all the way to the White House Wednesday. More than a dozen city and county leaders from Southern California met with President Trump to discuss how to stop the law.

Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel is there and tells KNX she's glad President Trump is thinking about how to protect people in her county:

Senior California Democrat and U.S. Senate candidate Kevin De Leon of L.A. held a rival event Wednesday. He says a big majority of people in the state back the law and the opposition is from only a small group of Republican run counties and cities.

Deleon says the elected officials mainly from Orange County are on the wrong side of this issue. De Leon whose running against Senator Dianne Feinstein says the law that he wrote does keep communities safer and has the support of the LAPD Chief. He says instead of focusing on challenging the law. The White House and Congress should be working fixing what he calls the broken immigration system