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Elise Foley

Los Angeles Stops Holding Immigrants For Deportation | Elise Foley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti dealt another blow on Monday to the Obama administration's deportation programs, saying city police will...

Elise Foley

Obama Faces Growing Revolt Against Secure Communities | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) announced a significant change to the city's law enforcement policies. Going forwa...

California Immigration Holds Drop Significantly

AP | AMY TAXIN and ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Far fewer immigrants arrested by California law enforcement are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation since a ne...

Keep Freezing the Ice Monster: The California TRUST Act Should Set Nationwide Paradigm

John Washington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John Washington

The fear remains. Whether we are citizens or not, whether our parents or brothers or sisters are in danger of deportation or not, whether we are all...

The President Can Fix the Broken Immigration System Today

Victor Narro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Victor Narro

With this piece, I hope to shed some light on President Obama's authority to enact executive orders to defer the deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants and provide them with work authorization to integrate into our society.

'I'm Proud To Be A Californian'

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 12.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Reshma Shamasunder

California has sent an important message to the rest of the country -- we can and must do better by our immigrant communities, and states and localities can and must lead the way.

Elise Foley

California Signs Unprecedented Anti-Deportation Law | Elise Foley | Posted 10.06.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill on Saturday limiting the state's cooperation with federal immigration authorities, a rebuk...

Elise Foley

Former Cabinet Secretary Backs Bill To Curb Her Old Department | Elise Foley | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano this week urged California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to sign the Trust Act, a California ...

Robin Wilkey

City Votes Itself Out Of Federal Deportation Program | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.28.2013 | Latino Voices

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed an ordinance that exempts the city from a nationwide program that holds people who are a...

California's Immigration Reforms May Affect the Rest of the U.S.

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While this has the potential to change the landscape of immigrant rights in the state, the implications run much deeper as California provides a bold example to the rest of the country.

Trust Act Could Be Another Immigrant Win

The Los Angeles Times | Cindy Chang | Posted 11.17.2013 | Latino Voices

If Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation known as the Trust Act, federal immigration authorities will have a somewhat harder time taking custody of peopl...

Major California Immigration Bill Clears Another Hurdle

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.10.2013 | Latino Voices

UPDATE: The California State Assembly voted in favor of the amended Trust Act on Tuesday. The bill now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk and will becom...

Dems Encourage Gov To Sign Immigration Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), along with 28 of her Democratic colleagues, sent a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown encouragin...

Why Undocumented Californians Sat-in Governor Brown's Office

Jonathan Perez | Posted 09.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Jonathan Perez

We would rather risk deportation ourselves than let the deportations of our communities in California continue. What could happen to us, if arrested, is what happens everyday without the TRUST Act in California.

ICE Director John Morton Kills The TRUST Act.

Jonathan Perez | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Jonathan Perez

If the "Prosecutorial Discretion" memo were actually implemented, laws like the TRUST Act wouldn't be necessary. The TRUST Act would ensure that people with minor or no offenses would be let go without any immigration consequences; it was California's way of holding the Federal Government accountable.

Elise Foley

California Governor Vetoes Pro-Immigrant Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill late Sunday to make California the "anti-Arizona" on immigration enforcement, after a long fig...

California's TRUST Act Would Advance Social Justice, Uphold Core Religious Ideals

Michael Weiler, S.J. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Michael Weiler, S.J.

Our religious traditions call upon us to recognize the humanity and equality of all people. The importance of fairness is enshrined in the golden rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Immigration Showdown in California: Governor Brown and His TRUST Issues

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We must fix our nation's broken immigration system in ways that make sense for our economy and safety and respects the dignity of all immigrant communities.

And Pigs "May" Fly

Hector Villagra | Posted 11.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

John Morton, the director of U.S. Immigrations and Enforcement (ICE), has suggested that policies that restrict compliance with immigration detainers "may" violate federal law. If he thinks this is true of the TRUST Act, I can say, "Yes, and pigs 'may' fly."

Elise Foley

California Democrats Endorse Bill To Severely Limit Cooperation With Immigration Program | Elise Foley | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has two and a half weeks to decide whether to sign the TRUST Act, a bill that would cut off some coopera...

TRUST Act Deceit: Federal Government Deceives Sheriffs Into Detaining Immigrants

David Bier | Posted 11.11.2012 | Latino Voices
David Bier

Despite the federal government's claim that the program targets only criminals, only 14 percent of ICE deportees as of late 2011 were even charged with a criminal offense. S-Comm should be ended in its current form. Until then, the TRUST Act is a good step toward limiting its effects.

TRUST Act Breaks Through in California

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 10.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

SCOMM has lost credibility with the public, imposes heavy incarceration costs on states, and diverts the resources that should be used to deport unauthorized immigrants convicted of violent or serious felonies.

Elise Foley

California Legislature Votes To Severely Limit Cooperation With Immigration Program | Elise Foley | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would drastically reduce California's participation in a key immigration enforcement program passed through the state Assemb...

Elise Foley

Federal Immigrant Program Costs Los Angeles Millions | Elise Foley | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles County is spending more than $26 million a year to hold undocumented immigrants under a federal immigration enforcement init...

Cristina Costantini

D.C. Passes Bill To Restrict Federal Immigration Enforcement | Cristina Costantini | Posted 07.10.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- As groups around the country rally this week against the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, the District of Columbia ap...