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Here’s how Trump could carry out his deportation plan and what California could do to stop it

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A welcome flag is flanked by the flags of the U.S. and Mexico on top of a building May 16, 2006 in the Los Angeles-area city of Maywood, California. David McNew/Getty Images

Mayors of several so-called “sanctuary cities” across the country are pushing back on President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to deport as many as 3 million undocumented immigrants immediately upon taking office.

Here in California, the state senate’s top leader, Kevin de León released a statement  this week to assure undocumented immigrants living in California that “State leaders will defend your due process rights and aggressively avail ourselves of any and all tools to prevent an unconscionable over-reach by a Trump administration in California. We will protect our people and prosperity.”

But what exactly can the state government do to prevent Trump’s mass deportation plans? Larry talks with the California Senate President pro Tempore about his plans. We also drill down into the specifics of how such a deportation plan would work.


Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), California Senate President pro Tempore; he joins us live from the United Nations climate change conference (COP22), which is currently taking place in Marrakech, Morocco

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