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Lawmakers Send Ammiano’s ‘Trust Act’ Back to Governor

September 11, 2013 | 6:00 am

Lawmakers Send Ammiano’s ‘Trust Act’ Back to Governor

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Bill would bar police from handing over undocumented immigrants to federal authorities in most cases.

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Local Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts

December 11, 2012 | 1:50 pm

Local Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts

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In the next year, many of California’s local jails might limit federal immigration “holds” to detainees with felony convictions, greatly reducing the number of people deported from the state solely for entering the country without permission. Gov. Jerry Brown met with leaders from the California State Sheriffs’ Association last week to discuss ways to give […]

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California Pushes Back Against Secure Communities

July 16, 2012 | 12:50 pm

California Pushes Back Against Secure Communities

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A bill making its way through the California state legislature would restrict how local law enforcement agencies cooperate with federal immigration authorities. If the Trust Act is passed, California will be the first state in the country to challenge the federal Secure Communities program by directing local police departments to stop detaining undocumented immigrants after […]

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‘Secure Communities’ Program Draws Ire of Church

January 27, 2012 | 5:58 pm

‘Secure Communities’ Program Draws Ire of Church

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The Roman Catholic archdiocese of San Francisco is sponsoring an event Saturday, to express opposition to the federal Secure Communities immigration program. During the event at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is expected to share a new version of his Secure Communities opt-out bill (AB 1081). The earlier version was based on an implementation […]

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October 25, 2011 | 1:46 pm

Judge Orders Release of Memo On Why Optional Secure Communities Program Became Mandatory

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(AP) A federal judge has ordered the release of a document expected to show why the U.S. government ended up mandating a program for identifying deportable immigrants after they’ve been detained. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered the government late Monday to turn over a key memorandum by Nov. 1 to civil rights groups and […]

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May 6, 2011 | 3:27 pm

SF Sheriff Hennessey Says Won’t Hold Arrested Immigrants Under “Secure Communities”

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From AP: San Francisco’s sheriff says he plans to stop cooperating with federal immigration officials and will start releasing illegal immigrants who have been jailed for minor offenses before they can be picked up for deportation. Sheriff Michael Hennessey told the San Francisco Examiner he is making the change effective June 1 to comply with […]

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April 29, 2011 | 10:42 am

Interview: What is ICE’s “Secure Communities” Program and AB 1081

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Earlier this week AB 1081, also known as The TRUST Act, passed out of the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee. The bill would allow California counties to opt out of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Secure Communities program, which requires local law enforcement agencies to send the fingerprints of everyone who has been arrested to a […]

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