#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 »

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 »

News report from California indicate that Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 60, the immigrant driver’s license bill which will allow some 1.4 million immigrants in California to start driving legally in 2015. More and more states, including New Mexico and Illinois, have begun allowing immigrants to test for and obtain a driver’s license over the… Continue »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A diverse array of voices are making the case for the TRUST Act – a sensible immigration compromise passed by the California legislature that would re-focus state immigration enforcement towards individuals convicted or charged with serious crimes.  Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, writes an op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times calling on… Continue »

Mahony Joins Diverse Voices Calling on California to Become Anti-Arizona and to Enact Sensible Immigration Reform A diverse array of voices are making the case for the TRUST Act – sensible compromise legislation passed by the California legislature that would re-focus immigration enforcement within the state towards individuals convicted or charged with serious offenses.  Cardinal… Continue »