Governor signs ‘TRUST Act’ limiting the detention of immigrants |

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that prohibits local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a minor crime and otherwise eligible to be released from custody. Assembly Bill 4, also known as the “TRUST Act,” was designed to counteract an Immigration and Customs Enforcement program that critics of the program say has led to nearly 100,000 Californians classified as “dangerous criminals.” AB 4 aims to give illegal immigrants in California “protection from overzealous immigration enforcement,” according to a statement from a spokesperson for the bill’s sponsor, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco.

Trust Act Signed In California As Rallies For Immigration Reform In 80 Cities Celebrate ‘National Day For Dignity And Respect’

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a series of bills collectively called the Trust Act into law on Saturday that expands upon the California Dream Act, which gave undocumented individuals more rights under California law than they had previously. The Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools Act, colloquially known as the Trust Act,…