The California state Senate passed the Trust Act by a vote of 24 to 10 on Monday, California daily La Opinión reports. AB 04 will restrict local police departments' authority to detain immigrants with nonviolent or misdemeanor charges for immigration authorities. Read more of the article at the link above. The bill has been endorsed by several notable newspapers, California congressional representatives, the CA state attorney, and a unanimous approval from immigrant rights groups. Undocum...Read More
L.A. Times endorses the TRUST Act!
The Los Angeles Times released an editorial today endorsing state legislation, AB4, the TRUST Act that will help keep families together. This endorsement from a right-center newspaper like the L.A. Times is telling of how there is a growing consensus that undocumented residents who commit nonviolent crimes DO NOT deserve to be put into ICE holdings. While the fight for humane immigration reform continues, activists have turned to the state level for immigrant friendly policies. Please do your...Read More
TRUST Act moves forward in California, Activists Push for Action!
In California, the TRUST Act, a bill that would give police departments the flexibility to release undocumented residents while detained or on an ICE hold, is currently going through the California legislature right now. With immigration reform stalling in Congress, its important to realize the potential for immigrant just on a state level. Please read this article on how the history of the TRUST Act and how Governor Jerry Brown has been providing input on this new version of the TRUST Act. T...Read More