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California AG Says He Will ‘Prosecute’ Employers Who Break Sanctuary City Laws [VIDEO]

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned employers throughout the state that they would be prosecuted if they help federal immigration officers find illegal immigrants.

The Immigration Worker Protection Act, a state law passed in December, would give employers and businesses fines of up to $10,000 if they provide employee information to U.S. Immigration Customs, Becerra, a Democrat, said at a Thursday news conference, The Sacramento Bee reported.

“It’s important, given these rumors that are out there, to let people know – more specifically today, employers – that if they voluntarily start giving up information about their employees or access to their employees in ways that contradict our new California laws, they subject themselves to actions by my office,” Becerra said. “We will prosecute those who violate the law.”

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting director, Thomas Homan told Fox News in early January: “If the politicians in California don’t want to protect their communities, then ICE will.”

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