California prepares to fight Trump on immigration, other issues

Representative Xavier Becerra speaks on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump’s conservative populist agenda. On Monday, leaders of both houses of the legislature introduced measures to protect undocumented immigrants in the state from efforts by a Trump administration to deport them once the billionaire businessman takes office Jan. 20. The bills followed closely on Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s nomination of U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra as attorney general, a high-ranking Democrat who challenged the incoming administration to “come at us” on such issues as climate change, immigration and worker protections.

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