Last Tuesday, July 2, the Undocumented Caravan for the Trust Act arrived in Sacramento just in time to testify at the public safety committee hearing in support of the bill (AB4). We were certain that it would pass its way through much like last year, with no opponents except for the California Sheriffs’ Association, which seems to be run by a bunch of wannabe Sheriff Joe Arpaios. What we weren’t certain of was whether Governor Brown would keep his promise to support the bill and sign it "forthwith." Since the TRUST Act was originally introduced, Governor Brown has ignored community organizations and people actually affected by whether the TRUST Act passes or not. Instead, he has lent his ear to Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Sheriffs’ Association who have defended criminalizing the immigrant community and keeping deportations high in California.

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