CA TRUST Act Heads to Gov. Brown’s Desk
Sacramento – Today, by an initial vote of 48 to 22, the California State Assembly approved amendments to TRUST Act (AB 4 – Ammiano) which reflect the great majority of a framework proposed by the Governor’s office. Today’s “concurrence” vote follows yesterday’s successful Senate vote of 25-11. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown, and a broad coalition of supporters is confident that the Governor will sign the significantly revised proposal into law.
The bill would ease the painful impact of the “Se” Communities or S-Comm deportation program, which turns even low level or unjustified arrests into extended detentions for deportation purposes in local jails. S-Comm has split families apart, undermined community confidence in law enforcement, and led to the deportation of nearly 100,000 Californians, most with minor convictions or none at all.
Senate OKs limiting local immigrant detentions – seattlepi.com
Local law enforcement agencies would be prohibited from detaining people for deportation if they are living in the country illegally and are arrested for a minor crime, help under a bill approved by the state Senate on Monday. AB4 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, creates a statewide standard for how local agencies comply with the…