The California legislature went back in session today after its summer break, and among the bills it will consider are a proposal that would prevent law-enforcement officials from handing over detainees arrested for non-violent crimes to federal immigration officials for possible deportation, and another to allow many undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The legislative session ends Sept. 13. Gov. Jerry Brown last year vetoed a different version of the immigrant-detention bill, known as the TRUST Act, saying it did not make enough serious crimes eligible for immigration holds. But the governor said in his veto message that he agreed with TRUST Act supporters that federal immigration agents “shouldn’t try to coerce local law enforcement officers into detaining people who’ve been picked up for minor offenses and pose no reasonable threat to their community.”

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