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In this June 20, 2018, file photo, more than 100 protesters demonstrate outside the federal courthouse where a federal judge heard arguments over the U.S. Justice Department's request to block three California laws that extend protections to people in the country illegally, in Sacramento, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
In this June 20, 2018, file photo, more than 100 protesters demonstrate outside the federal courthouse where a federal judge heard arguments over the U.S. Justice Department's request to block three California laws that extend protections to people in the country illegally, in Sacramento, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
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California is a state on the front lines of the immigration debate in the U.S. with many cities taking matters into their own hands. This year, a new state law took effect limiting how much local police can cooperate with federal immigration authorities and essentially making California a sanctuary state.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson reports from Orange County, California, where the legal battle over the state's sanctuary law kicked off earlier this year.

This segment aired on October 11, 2018.

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