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California TRUST Act vetoed, but it is by no means ‘dead’

Continuing our discussion from our last blog post about two important pieces of immigration legislation that had reached their deadlines here in California. AB 2189 was passed by Governor Jerry Brown, allowing undocumented immigrants who were awarded deferred action to obtain a driver's license. The more headline-grabbing TRUST Act, though, was vetoed. Designed as a [...]

By |2018-04-26T17:01:36+00:00October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News|Tags: , |Comments Off on California TRUST Act vetoed, but it is by no means ‘dead’

Big day looms for California Governor as immigration bills await

Sunday could prove an incredibly important day for Los Angeles residents and the whole of California, as it is the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to sign two crucial immigration bills. On the docket is the TRUST Act (which restricts both local police and state authorities when they share an illegal immigrant's personal information with [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:46:16+00:00September 28th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Big day looms for California Governor as immigration bills await

Three major immigration bills are on the verge in California

There has been a lot of legal upheaval in recent months for illegal immigrants. The Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's controversial SB 1070 law and the enactment of "deferred action" are just two major incidents that have recently sculpted the landscape of theimmigration debate. Just last week, we talked about more reform for immigration laws: with [...]

By |2018-04-17T15:40:57+00:00August 29th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Three major immigration bills are on the verge in California

California unlikely to allow a license-plate sharing system

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is considering a new immigration database that would allow local police departments and federal officials to share license plate information. California residents likely will not have to worry about such a system showing up in our state, given the imminent arrival of the new TRUST Act -- however, if it [...]

By |2018-04-13T18:15:24+00:00July 12th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on California unlikely to allow a license-plate sharing system

TRUST Act 2.0 passes California Senate, close to governor’s desk

The TRUST Act originally was designed to allow local and state law enforcement to opt out of Secure Communities, which is a program that shares fingerprints of those arrested by local police with the federal government. Essentially, Secure Communities is a tool to increase the number of deportation cases against illegal immigrants. The TRUST Act [...]

By |2018-03-30T15:19:39+00:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on TRUST Act 2.0 passes California Senate, close to governor’s desk

New bill may limit time in detention for undocumented arrestees

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano will soon introduce a bill into California's state Assembly that would attempt to counter the Secure Communities program run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Under the Secure Communities program, law enforcement officers must forward the fingerprints of everyone arrested to immigration authorities. If those federal authorities then discover an arrestee entered [...]

By |2018-04-26T16:33:57+00:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New bill may limit time in detention for undocumented arrestees