TRUST Act would ease burden on local governments of controversial program which has deported 72,694 Californians
Sacramento – Today, by a vote of 5 to 2, the California State Senate’s Public Safety Committee approved the new version of the TRUST Act (AB 1081 – Ammiano). The bill would reform California’s participation in the discredited “Se” Communities deportation program – which has faced severe criticism for undermining public safety and burdening local governments – by limiting the unfair, extended detention of immigrants in local jails for deportation. Details are available below. The bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.
Community Applauds DC Council for Passing Emergency Detainer Compliance Act on Day of S-Comm Activation
Washington DC Maintains Bright Line Between Police and Wrongful Deportation Policies June 05, 2012. Washington, DC The Washington, DC Council was praised by a wide coalition of community, faith, and labor organizations for passing the Immigration Detainer Compliance Emergency Amendment Act in response to today’s federally imposed activation of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s controversial “Se Communities”…Details
Council Plans Protections to Ensure Bright Line Between Law Enforcement and Wrongful Immigration Policy
Washington DC: On Monday elected officials and community members came together to denounce the forced activation of the controversial “Se Communities” federal deportation program in District of Columbia. At the press conference, councilmembers also pledged their commitment to enact the Immigration Detainer Compliance Act that will mitigate the impacts of the “Se Communities” program.
The act would limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s use of District facilities and equipment and also narrows S-Comm’s deportation dragnet by only responding to immigration detention requests for individuals who are over 18 and have been convicted of a dangerous crime. The Act which, which was unanimously co-sponsored by all DC councilmembers, builds upon the Mayor’s Order 2011-174 (October 19, 2011) which prohibits all public safety agencies from inquiring about individuals’ immigration status or transmit information about immigration status.Details
Despite Official Opposition, Feds to Force S-Comm Deportation Program Activation in DC on Tuesday June 5th, Council Plans Protections to Ensure Bright Line Between Law Enforcement and Wrongful Immigration Policy
What: Press Conference Announcing City Council Action in Response to Federal Announcement to Activate the S-Comm Deportation Program When: MONDAY June 4th, 2012 at 11:00 am Where: Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC Who: Councilmember Mendelson (invited), Councilmember Graham, Councilmember Barry, Mayor Vincent Gray (invited), Roxana Olivas, Director of Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs,…Details
Groundbreaking Report Contradicts Homeland Security Departments’ Claims About Jail Deportation Program
NDLON Calls on Sec. Napolitano to Stop Fearmongering
and Start Addressing Civil Rights Crisis in DHS Immigration Policy
Chicago, IL. 05.16.2012.
Yesterday, WBEZ released a report on recidivism of individuals released under Cook County’s progressive immigration detainer policy, passed in response to dragnet federal immigration programs. The study “finds no evidence that inmates freed from jail against the wishes of immigration authorities reoffend or jump bail more than other freed inmates do.” In response, Pablo Alvarado of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:Details
70,000 CA deportations under “Se” Communities program spark anger;
Bill puts state at forefront of movement to curb burdensome immigration detentions in local jails
Sacramento, CA – As the imposition of the scandal-plagued “Se” Communities or S-Comm deportation program in Massachusetts and New York today spurs fresh controversy, California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) formally introduced a revamped version of AB 1081, the TRUST Act, to reform California’s participation in the program.
The new incarnation of AB 1081, which captured national attention last year, formally appeared “in print” late yesterday and will pick up where the previous version left off, in the state Senate. The bill is expected to be heard in the Senate Public Safety committee next month. (Background information below.)Details