Day Laborers React to Chief Beck’s announcement on SCOMM reforms in wake of TRUST ACT Veto
(Los Angeles), In reaction to Los Angeles Police Chief Beck’s announcement today, Pablo Alvarado, director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and principle sponsor of the TRUST Act, issued the following statement:
“We look forward to working with the Police Chief, the Mayor, the City Council, and the Police Commission to craft a policy that protects Los Angeles from the disruptions caused by the dangerous Se Communities program. In 1979, then Police Chief Daryl Gates wisely implemented Special Order 40 to prevent police from being entangled in civil immigration enforcement. That policy has been undermined by Se Communities, and it is time for Los Angeles to take appropriate action.