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Villaraigosa, Ammiano, and key leaders celebrate California TRUST Act, Urge other states and feds to follow CA’s lead

    Signing of TRUST expected to propel national immigration debate in new direction     When: Monday, Oct. 7, 10:30 AM  Pacific / 1:30 PM  Eastern Who: Confirmed speakers include –  Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D – San Francisco Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning undocumented journalist and founder of Define American Rabbi Ken Chasen, Leo…

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Governor signs ‘TRUST Act’ limiting the detention of immigrants | news10.net

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that prohibits local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a minor crime and otherwise eligible to be released from custody. Assembly Bill 4, also known as the “TRUST Act,” was designed to counteract an Immigration and Customs Enforcement program that critics of the program say has led to nearly 100,000 Californians classified as “dangerous criminals.” AB 4 aims to give illegal immigrants in California “protection from overzealous immigration enforcement,” according to a statement from a spokesperson for the bill’s sponsor, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco.

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Trust Act Signed In California As Rallies For Immigration Reform In 80 Cities Celebrate ‘National Day For Dignity And Respect’

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a series of bills collectively called the Trust Act into law on Saturday that expands upon the California Dream Act, which gave undocumented individuals more rights under California law than they had previously. The Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools Act, colloquially known as the Trust Act,…

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Community not criminalization | SF Bay Guardian

San Francisco is poised to break ground in defense of immigrants, an important step towards turning the tide against the criminalization of communities of color. In a unanimous vote on September 24, the Board of Supervisors supported a due process ordinance that, after final approval, will reduce deportations by setting strict limits on collaboration between federal immigration enforcement and local authorities. Our city will make history by refusing to implement the federal Se Communities program, which allows US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to request an immigration hold detention without cause, regardless of immigration status, at local expense. This victory didn’t trickle down like fog from the “progressive Bay Area bubble.” It was hard fought, from the bottom up. Immigrant and undocumented people most impacted by the problems led the fight,

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Trust Act Signed In California To Limit Deportation Program

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill on Saturday limiting the state’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities, a rebuke of a major Obama administration enforcement policy that has led to record deportations from the state. As the Congress stalls on immigration reform, action continues in the states, and advocates and politicians in California hope they can serve as an example of how to do it right. “While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead,” Brown said in a press release after signing the legislation into law. “I’m not waiting.” The new California law, known as the Trust Act, limits the state’s cooperation with Se Communities, a federal program that allows the Department of Homeland Security to access fingerprints taken by local police, to screen detained individuals for immigration status and to request that law enforcement agencies hold them if they’re found to be undocumented.

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