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California Is Sending Far Fewer Immigrants to Feds Under New State Law

April 8, 2014 | 9:58 am

California Is Sending Far Fewer Immigrants to Feds Under New State Law

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Survey of 15 counties finds 44 percent decrease in people turned over to ICE in January and February.

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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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Brown Signs Drivers License Bill for Undocumented Immigrants, Vetoes Deportation Limits

October 1, 2012 | 9:41 am

Brown Signs Drivers License Bill for Undocumented Immigrants, Vetoes Deportation Limits

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy. […]

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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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How the High Court’s Immigration Ruling Affects California

June 25, 2012 | 3:54 pm

How the High Court’s Immigration Ruling Affects California

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California can’t set immigration policy. That’s the bottom line for Californians seeking to understand how their state could be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on  Arizona’s immigration law, according to Kevin Johnson, dean of the University of California, Davis School of Law. The high court struck down parts of the Arizona law that […]

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April 26, 2011 | 10:07 am

Assembly Committee Votes for AB 1081, Allowing Local Opt Out of Immigration Fingerprint Database

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Today, the State Assembly’s Public Safety Committee passed on to the full assembly AB 1081, also known as the TRUST Act. The bill, sponsored by San Francisco’s Tom Ammiano, would give local governments the right to opt-out of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s controversial Secure Communities program. Immigrant rights groups say the program has resulted in […]

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