Justice Department to sue California over "sanctuary state" policies

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is traveling to California Wednesday to make a major announcement about sanctuary policies that limit local and state cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

The U.S. Department of Justice says Sessions will speak Wednesday at an annual gathering of law enforcement officials in Sacramento.

Trump administration officials have promised to crack down on policies that keep local law enforcement from advising federal agents when they release immigrants living in the country illegally.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill making California a sanctuary state last year.

Last month U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said hundreds of immigrants eluded detention because of a warning from Oakland's mayor. Agents still arrested more than 200 residents for alleged immigration violations.

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