Sacramento – Today, by an initial vote of 48 to 22, the California State Assembly approved amendments to TRUST Act (AB 4 – Ammiano) which reflect the great majority of a framework proposed by the Governor’s office. Today’s “concurrence” vote follows yesterday’s successful Senate vote of 25-11. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown, and a broad coalition of supporters is confident that the Governor will sign the significantly revised proposal into law.
The bill would ease the painful impact of the “Se” Communities or S-Comm deportation program, which turns even low level or unjustified arrests into extended detentions for deportation purposes in local jails. S-Comm has split families apart, undermined community confidence in law enforcement, and led to the deportation of nearly 100,000 Californians, most with minor convictions or none at all.Details
In response to Janet Napolitano’s departure from the Department of Homeland Security, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement: “Security Janet Napolitano oversaw the Arizonification of the country during her tenure at DHS. Under her watch, DHS operated with a self-imposed deportation quota, a fact…Details
For Immediate Release
August 26, 2013
Mountain View, CA—The Executive Director of the Day Worker Center of Mountain View, Maria Marroquin, was selected to be a Bay Area Local Hero for 2013 KQED Latino Heritage Month. Maria was selected from dozens of highly qualified candidates and will be awarded the honor on Tuesday, September 10th, at the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts in San Francisco.Details