Dos propuestas de ley buscan favorecer a indocumentados en California

Dos propuestas de ley buscan en el primer día del nuevo periodo legislativo de California otorgar licencias de conducir a todos los conductores y limitar la remisión de indocumentados detenidos las autoridades de Inmigración. Un proyecto del asambleísta Luis Alejo (D-28), en conjunto con el asambleísta Tom Ammiano (D-13) y el senador Kevin de León (D-22), argumenta la seguridad como razón principal para otorgar licencias de conducción a todos los conductores sin importar su estatus migratorio. Ammiano también reintrodujo hoy la propuesta “TRUST Act” (Acta de Confianza), que busca mitigar el supuesto impacto negativo del programa federal Comunidades Seguras que permite la colaboración entre agencias locales de control de la ley y autoridades de Inmigración. “Los inmigrantes y los votantes latinos enviaron al gobernador, (Jerry) Brown, y a la nueva Legislatura un mandato muy claro: trabajen en soluciones que tengan sentido, condúzcanos como una familia unida y reconozcan la dignidad..

TRUST Act Reintroduced to Dem supermajority in Sacramento

And Assm. Tom Ammiano and several co-sponsors have reintroduced the Trust Act, banning local law enforcement from turning over illegal immigrants to the feds for possible deportation if their crime is relatively minor. “We must make sure that Se Communities focuses on violent and hardened criminals, not on day laborers, not domestic workers,” said State Senator Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles). Republicans will have little say. “Our role will be, hopefully, partnering with the press. We will help shine a light on what’s going on in the government,” said California Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar). But Democrats believe voters gave them a mandate to get things done. Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) says: “I think the biggest danger is that we would move too cautiously and not address the problems that California has been facing. California voters have demanded that we govern and that’s what we intend to do.”

TRUST Act Reintroduced to Dem supermajority in Sacramento

And Assm. Tom Ammiano and several co-sponsors have reintroduced the Trust Act, banning local law enforcement from turning over illegal immigrants to the feds for possible deportation if their crime is relatively minor. “We must make sure that Se Communities focuses on violent and hardened criminals, not on day laborers, not domestic workers,” said State Senator Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles). Republicans will have little say. “Our role will be, hopefully, partnering with the press. We will help shine a light on what’s going on in the government,” said California Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar). But Democrats believe voters gave them a mandate to get things done. Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) says: “I think the biggest danger is that we would move too cautiously and not address the problems that California has been facing. California voters have demanded that we govern and that’s what we intend to do.”

TRUST Act Reintroduced to Dem supermajority in Sacramento

And Assm. Tom Ammiano and several co-sponsors have reintroduced the Trust Act, banning local law enforcement from turning over illegal immigrants to the feds for possible deportation if their crime is relatively minor. “We must make sure that Se Communities focuses on violent and hardened criminals, not on day laborers, not domestic workers,” said State Senator Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles). Republicans will have little say. “Our role will be, hopefully, partnering with the press. We will help shine a light on what’s going on in the government,” said California Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar). But Democrats believe voters gave them a mandate to get things done. Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) says: “I think the biggest danger is that we would move too cautiously and not address the problems that California has been facing. California voters have demanded that we govern and that’s what we intend to do.”

California’s ‘anti-Arizona’ TRUST Act is back for another round | 89.3 KPCC

Two months after California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill known as the TRUST Act “as written,” a lawmaker is reintroducing it in the Assembly. Bill sponsor Tom Ammiano, a Democratic Assembly member from the Bay Area, announced Monday that he’s bringing back a reworked “3.0” version of the bill. It aims to limit state and local cops’ cooperation with federal immigration agents. While it differs from the earlier amended version Brown had vetoed, it’s closer in ways to the original bill the legislature voted on in 2011. The idea of the measure, dubbed earlier this year as the “anti-Arizona bill,” is to set limits on who California state and local authorities can hold for deportation at the behest of federal immigration authorites, restricting it to only those with serious criminal convictions on their records. The TRUST Act (an acronym for “Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools”) is intended to limit the state’s participation in Se Communities

Connecticut official faults US handling of immigrant

An adviser to Connecticut’s governor is criticizing the U.S. government’s detention of a Mexican immigrant under the federal Se Communities program. Mike Lawlor, the governor’s top aide on criminal justice policy, joined advocates at a rally Thursday condemning the initiative that took effect statewide earlier this year. The immigrant, 34-year-old Josemaria Islas of New Haven, was arrested in July on charges that he tried to steal a bicycle. His lawyers said he was wrongfully arrested and the charges were later reduced to misdemeanors, but instead of being released, he was turned over to federal agents at the request of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Lawlor said the case shows why the program that shares arrestee fingerprints with ICE could lead immigrant communities to lose trust in police officers.

Leaders of key immigrant groups to react to introduction of TRUST Act “3.0”


Hours after bill presented in Sacramento, influential LA leaders will urge Gov. Brown to take swift action; 
Passage of bill will be catalyst for national immigration reform

What:  Press conference featuring leaders of major community organizations, hailing the reintroduction of the TRUST Act in Sacramento. 

When:  Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 3:30 PM

Where:  Headquarters of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 634 S. Spring St., Los Angeles

Who: Confirmed Executive Directors include: Pablo Alvarado, National Day Laborer Organizing Network; Vincent Chin, Chinese for Affirmative Action; Thomas Saenz, MALDEF; Reshma Shamasunder, CA Immigrant Policy Center.

Fue Sandy mayor desastre natural para mexicanos en historia de EUA – El Diario de Yucatán

El huracán Sandy constituyó el desastre natural de mayores proporciones para la comunidad mexicana en la historia reciente de Estados Unidos, aseguró hoy el cónsul de México en Nueva York, s Carlos Sada. En una reunión con la secretaria del Trabajo del gobierno federal de Estados Unidos, Hilda Solís, el diplomático mexicano prometió por ello que con

Labor Secretary Visits Staten Island – WNYC

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited a day worker center on Staten Island that has been involved in cleanup efforts after Sandy. She toured the Midland Beach neighborhood on Thursday. Solis said the federal government is trying to reach different parts of the population to let them know about opportunities arising through recovery efforts following Sandy. “The President … reiterated the importance and significance of us working on a broader scale to make sure that we really reach the vulnerable populations, online that we really provide jobs, ” she said. “This is an opportunity to help build back infrastructure, housing, and to help provide incentives for more economic development.” The Department of Labor gave a 27 million dollar grant to the New York State Department of Labor to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts earlier this month.