SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) – A state legislative committee has rejected a Republican lawmaker’s bills targeting illegal immigration in California.
State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a tea party member from San Bernardino County, presented two bills to the Assembly Judiciary Committee, which voted 7-3 against both Tuesday. The votes were along party lines.READ MORE: Fast-Moving Fawn Fire Near Shasta Lake Grows To 800 Acres; Evacuations Ordered
The main bill, AB26, would have allowed residents to file lawsuits against so-called “sanctuary cities,” which do not cooperate with federal immigration officials. It also would have required employers to verify applicants’ citizenship.READ MORE: California Health Officials Ready To Roll Out COVID Booster Shots
Under the second bill, AB1018, the same verification would have been required for anyone applying for public benefits.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Officials Seek Feedback on Future of Golden Gate Park's Car-Free JFK Drive
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