If Gov. Jerry Brown ends up signing a pending bill to make California a sanctuary state for unauthorized immigrants, it will be an about-face for the governor, who publicly opposed the idea of sanctuary cities several years ago.
While it’s often difficult to predict Brown’s actions, many Capitol observers expect him to approve it, given both California’s political landscape and Democratic antipathy toward President Trump.
The governor’s office declined to comment on SB54, but there are clues to his sympathies. His views appear to have moved over the years — not unlike those of many of his fellow Democrats.
The bill has already won Senate approval with a vote along party lines, and it is expected to clear the Assembly.
Brown’s changing comments are reflective of shifting California political and public attitudes about sanctuary and immigrants living illegally in the state, experts say.
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