CAPITOL JOURNAL : State needs to define 'sanctuary'
"Sanctuary" is a fighting word in the state Legislature -- whatever "sanctuary" means.
And that's one of the hang-ups. There's not even bipartisan agreement on what it means to be a "sanctuary city."
"It means different things to different folks," says Senate leader Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), a longtime advocate of immigrant rights who is trying to turn California into a sanctuary state.
"It's a symbolic word across the political spectrum," De Leon continues. "On the far ri...