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 »

Time is running out in California for the TRUST Act.  California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, only has until THIS weekend to sign the bill, and we’re asking everyone to call (916) 445-2841 to ask Gov. Brown to sign the bill TODAY. Lawrence Downes in the New York Times today explains the significance of the TRUST Act:… Continue »

California Governor Jerry Brown has until the end of the month to decide if he’s going to sign the TRUST Act into law, and his decision to sign the bill or veto it will tell us a lot about whose side he is on. California’s bill would be the largest effort yet to restore the trust… Continue »

With Community Policing and Trust of the Immigrant Community at Stake, Brown Must Sign the TRUST Act California Governor Jerry Brown has until the end of the month to decide if he’s going to sign the TRUST Act into law.  His decision to sign the bill or veto it will tell us a lot about… Continue »

On Friday, the California State Assembly voted to pass the Trust Act in a 48-26 vote. Briefly, the Trust Act is the opposite of anti-immigrant legislation that is currently plaguing the country, and is a clear alternative to the Secure Communities enforcement program (which costs taxpayers in the state upto $65 million/year, according to a… Continue »

Juana Reyes was arrested last month for selling tamales without a permit in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Now she’s facing deportation back to Mexico, even though she’s been in the country for 20 years and she’s the sole provider for her two US citizen kids. Sounds like something that would happen in Sheriff Joe’s Arizona,… Continue »