California sued over 'sanctuary' laws
06:00 Thu Mar 08, 2018
Report by: BBC News
The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against California over its laws that extend protections to people living in the US illegally.
The department said three state laws, which bar police from asking people about their citizenship status, are unconstitutional.
President Donald Trump has increased deportations of undocumented immigrant as part of a campaign promise.
California officials have vowed to fight the lawsuit.
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