Newark Police first in N.J. to refuse to detain undocumented immigrants accused of minor crimes | NJ.com

The Newark Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in New Jersey to refuse the federal government’s requests to detain people accused of minor crimes who are suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, link according to immigration advocates. In enacting the policy, Newark becomes the latest city to opt out of the most controversial…

House Dems urge Brown to sign TRUST Act – Political Blotter – Politics in the Bay Area and beyond

Gov. Jerry Brown got a letter from 28 California House Democrats this week urging him to sign the TRUST Act, medical which would limit how the state’s law enforcement officers cooperate with federal immigration efforts. The lawmakers – including all but two of the Bay Area’s House members – wrote that the bill “sets clear, uniform standards to limit burden…

Orleans sheriff changes course on immigration holds | News | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

In a move pressed by the New Orleans City Council and prodded by a lawsuit from two men who were held behind bars on immigration holds months after their legal release dates, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman will no longer accept such requests by federal officials unless inmates are also charged with major violent offenses. Immigrant advocates…

Rubio: Obama could ‘basically legalize’ millions of immigrants if reform fails – The Hill’s Video

I believe that this president tempted, will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress, to issue an executive order as he did for the Dream Act kids a year ago, where he basically legalizes 11 million people by the sign of a pen,” Rubio told WFLA’s “The Morning Show with Preston Scott."  "Now we won’t get any E-Verify, we won’t get a…