Trump Administration Sues California Over Immigration Laws
On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a lawsuit against California over the state’s sanctuary policies. At issue are three state laws that Sessions says are unconstitutional because they obstruct federal authorities’ efforts to detain and deport undocumented immigrants. Sessions made his announcement at an annual gathering of the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA). We get reaction from CPOA Deputy Director Shaun Rundle.
We get further legal and political analysis of the lawsuit against California.
- Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle reporter
- Professor David Levine, UC Hastings College of the Law
Lessons from the North Bay Fires
A five-month KQED investigation into missteps made during last fall’s North Bay wildfires found widespread failures in the state and local emergency response systems. In some cases, alerts telling residents to evacuate didn’t go out until it was too late, while electrical fires and downed power lines added to the challenges of fighting the fires.
- Marisa Lagos, KQED politics and government reporter
- Sukey Lewis, KQED criminal justice reporter
Jennifer Bravo’s Story
Her father was deported in 2012, and her mother has been in immigration detention for a year. High school senior Jennifer Bravo has had to learn how to get along without her parents, reports Lorin Eleni Gill, a student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.