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When Republicans resist: Sanctuary state edition




Carmen Spoerer, right, rallies among others protesting against sanctuary cities near the Santa Maria courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif. on Aug. 13.
Carmen Spoerer, right, rallies among others protesting against sanctuary cities near the Santa Maria courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif. on Aug. 13.
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State of Affairs is Take Two's weekly peek at politics in the Golden State. 

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It's always better to have something to be against. Once the government passed a state sanctuary, I had this instinct that told me this was going to create some local Republican heroes, because now they had something to resist. 

When it was just cities that were pursuing it, Orange County cities could say, "Well, we don't want to do that," and then it's kind of just a mild a debate. [Sanctuary laws] created heroes that President Trump could ally with. Even though they were carefully crafted, to the political arena, it's just California doing something that's going to be fought against. 

I do think that against mobilizes both parties. I think that's just the nature of politics. 

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