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California and the Trump administration are engaged in an all out war over immigration enforcement, the president’s signature issue on the campaign trail and in the White House. It is a deeply personal battle in the nation’s most populous and economically powerful state, where 27percent of the 39million residents are foreign born.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the California Peace Officers’ Association on Wednesday. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

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“Frankly the environment’s gotten difficult across the board,” he said. “California is obviously front and center with their sanctuary laws, making the whole state a sanctuary. But the job, by and large, has gotten more and more difficult and more and more dangerous for our officers.”

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