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. Undocumented immigrants should not be deported and separated from their lives here in California
With immigration reform stalled at the federal level, this is the next best step in California to set a good standard of policy that helps protect immigrants instead of deporting them. We hope this policy is signed by Governor Jerry Brown and more states across the union carry on the march towards immigrant rights.
Sign the TRUST Act now!