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How California Went From Anti-Immigration to ‘Sanctuary State’

By Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED/CALmatters

Amparo Cid traces her work as an attorney helping recent immigrants and their families in the Central Valley fight injustices and potential deportation to her experience as a child in 1994.

That was when California voters passed Proposition 187, an initiative that denied undocumented immigrants access to publicly funded services. Back then, many California officials blamed the federal government for not doing more to keep people from crossing the border illegally.

Today, the roles are reversed.

Read the complete story at KQED/CALmatters.