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Vox: Jerry Brown May Have Vetoed 2012 TRUST Act Because of ICE Lobbying

This is a pretty juicy, never-revealed before anecdote from Dara Lind at Vox today.  Apparently ICE, facing insubordination from localities over Secure Communities and police holds on immigrants, lobbied California’s Gov. Jerry Brown to veto the TRUST Act in 2012.  They tried to talk him into a 90-day “pilot program” for California, but talks eventually fell … Continue reading »

BREAKING: Governor Jerry Brown Signs TRUST Act in California!

#TRUSTACT!!!! RT @JerryBrownGov: While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead: http://t.co/IbxVq5j1qe — Chris Newman (@newman_chris) October 5, 2013   In response to Governor Jerry Brown signing the California TRUST Act (AB4) into law, NDLON Executive Director Pablo Alvarado released the following statement: “The tide is turning.  California’s historic legislation marks a shift of the pendulum … Continue reading »

Better Late than Never: Janet Napolitano Endorses TRUST Act

Something is afoot this week when it comes to immigration and California, and the rest of the nation should pay attention. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law which will allow immigrants in California to legally drive, after decades where the state legislature, the Governor, or both refused to approve such a measure. Also this week, in … Continue reading »

New Video, La Opinión Editorial Push Governor Brown to Sign CA TRUST Act

We’ve written about the immigrant driver’s license bill in California, and our hopes that Governor Jerry Brown will sign it.  There’s also another bill pending that will make drastic improvements to the lives of immigrants–AB 4, also known as the TRUST Act, which will help protect immigrants from deportation when they have not committed any … Continue reading »

California Attorney General Repudiates Secure Communities, Renews Momentum for TRUST Act

After being vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown in California’s last legislative session, the reintroduced TRUST Act is gaining new life after state attorney general Kamala Harris recently announced that local and state police agencies are no longer obligated to follow the federal program known as Secure Communities.  As conservative columnist Ruben Navarrette wrote this week: Now … Continue reading »

Los Angeles Moves on Local Version of TRUST Act — Without California Gov. Brown

It was just last weekend that California Governor Jerry Brown disappointed immigrant communities and activists in his state and across the nation by vetoing the TRUST Act, a bill that would have kept immigrants out of federal detention and protected from deportation if they did not have an outstanding criminal record. Now the city of … Continue reading »

La Opinion Calls Jerry Brown Veto of TRUST Act "Great Disappointment"

Over the weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the TRUST Act, a bill designed to prioritize the deportations of the worst-of-the-worst criminal immigrants, while protecting immigrant families and communities. In the postmortem fallout, check out this scathing editorial from La Opinión: Governor Jerry Brown’s veto of the TRUST Act means political considerations triumphed over protecting … Continue reading »

California's Gov. Brown Sides with Extremists, Vetoes TRUST Act

California Governor Jerry Brown had the chance this week to make California the anti-Arizona, a place where immigrants could count on and work with local police to fight crime. Instead, he chose to keep California on a path where tens of thousands of immigrants are deported each year for minor offenses like driving without a … Continue reading »

Vetoing the TRUST Act, Gov. Brown Sides with Extremists at the Expense of Public Safety

Pressure Building on Obama Administration to Address Failed “Secure Communities” Program California Governor Jerry Brown had the chance this week to make California the anti-Arizona, a place where immigrants could count on and work with local police to fight crime. Instead, he chose to keep California on a path where tens of thousands of immigrants … Continue reading »