Ammiano Reveals TRUST Act Details as Hundreds Rally Against Sheriff Baca’s Immigration Policies in LA

Ammiano unveils details of “TRUST Act 2.0”

 as hundreds take to streets in LA

 

 First-in-the-nation proposal seeks to rebuild community trust in local police,

Damaged by disgraced “S-Comm” deportation program

 

February 23, 2012 – As hundreds of day laborers and advocates from across the country marched in Los Angeles Wednesday evening to protest the devastating impact of the so-called “Se” Communities or S-Comm deportation program, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) publicly unveiled the details of a bill to reform California’s participation in the troubled program.

 

The announcement came in the wake of troubling revelations earlier this month that S-Comm made parents of Miramonte students in Los Angeles too fearful of deportation to contact law enforcement authorities to report their own children’s abuse,

 

The new incarnation of the TRUST Act, which captured national attention last year, seeks to restore community trust in law enforcement and ease S-Comm’s unfair burden on local governments, who are pressured to hold for extra time even survivors of domestic violence for deportation.

National Protest of Sheriff Baca’s Immigration Policy TODAY in Downtown Los Angeles

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Historic Victory for Day Laborers, Supreme Court Declines to Revive Unconstitutional Restriction of Speech

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Remarks of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at NDLON Assembly

Remarks of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka
National Day Laborers’ Organizing Network 6th Annual Convention

Thank you, Pablo [Alvarado], for your kind introduction. And thank you all for the honor of speaking to you today.

I’m proud to stand with you because I don’t know of anyone who is working as hard as you are to force the United States to live up to and fully honor its democratic ideals.

Organizing — coming together — is one of our greatest values.

The pursuit of justice is one of our greatest values.

Uniting for justice in the face of prejudice, under threat of official reprisal, against loud public condemnation, is what makes this nation great.