California Senate Approves TRUST Act

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California State Senate on Thursday approved AB 1081, California’s TRUST Act, by a vote of 21-13. Introduced by Tom Ammiano, the TRUST Act would limit detentions for deportation in local jails for individuals who do not pose a threat to public safety.

Ammiano wrote the bill to counter the federal Secure Communities program which requires local police to share fingerprint data with federal immigration authorities. Although Secure Communities purports to prioritize deportations of criminals, seven in 10 of the 72,000 Californians deported under the program have no criminal record or have only committed minor offenses.

After summer recess, the bill will head to the State Assembly for a vote, and then to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.



 

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Anonymous

Posted Jul 5 2012

The TRUST Act is needed to make our communities truly more secure. It takes away the incentive for police to racially profile, by taking away the deportation option for traffic infractions and minor misdemeanors.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 5 2012

WHOSE STATE IS NEXT?

It’s inevitable that unknown numbers of illegal alien refugee’s will arrive in the-Liberal-Socialist-Marxist state of California, where an already escalating $8.6 billion deficit, is going to rise even more. With illegal aliens pouring in from Arizona looking for state free handouts, the state will have a real financial mess on their hands. Other states will soon follow Arizona's desperate measure, to protect their lawful population. Arizona will shortly be checking the immigration status of those settled there when they run afoul of the law. California, Nevada will be devastated by these parasites from throughout the world, who head there. Just like illegal immigration, is ObamaCare going to allow illegal aliens to pilfer the welfare system? It’s blatantly obvious that it’s going to encourage unknown numbers of desperate people across the border or otherwise overstay a visa?

WHEN THE EXODUS begins from Arizona, other states will follow suit, to save themselves from foreign national public assistance parasites. This will be 'self-inflicted monetary wounds' caused by the Democratic indifference, to Californians taxpayers. ALREADY WE ARE SEEING CITIES IN CALIFORNIA AS STOCKTON FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY, WHICH IS JUST THE BEGINNING, thanks to clowns like Governors Jerry Brown and the Mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Join your local multi-million person TEA PARTY and save America from the Democrats, Liberals and even Republicans, by voting for a Tea party leadership.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 5 2012

Yikes!!! No wonder California is broke?? It's not OK for states to enforce Federal immigration laws, but it's cool for states to ignore them?


Who's going to pay for all your illegals California. Obama is an absolute nightmare.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 5 2012

I do not agree with The Trust Act. My tax burden is ever increasing and now you are saying it is OK for illegals to stay in our state and we will pick up the bill. Haven't you heard that we are broke?
You have driven a lot of businesses out of the state because of your taxing, now you are going to run everyone out who pays the other taxes. Get a grip. Stop spending our money for such foolishness. Our schools can hardly afford to support all of the children of illegals now. Balance our budget instead of thinking of ways you can afford to keep people who are here ILLIGALLY.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 5 2012

DAMN! We should follow Arizona or move to Arizona. The American poor are already suffering, now this? Why don't we run the drug cartels out of Mexico, put some industry down there Anne maybe they'll stay home!

Anonymous

Posted Jul 6 2012

Little know claus in the bill, item 3 paragraph 2 states only illegals will be allowed to live in California,

Anonymous

Posted Jul 6 2012

I am so sick of these people , That disrespect Americans and say they are going to take back California . They dont want to go back to that wonderful Country , that they fly there Mexican flag for. I say send them home just for being the rudest people here! I hate to tell them this but California belongs to the United States and we will have Americans from all other 49 states to help us run these sadly misstaken people off !!!!

Anonymous

Posted Jul 7 2012

If California is going to be a sanctuary for ILLEGAL immigrants, what state is going to
be a sanctuary state for Californians?

Anonymous

Posted Aug 21 2012

California is sick. I cannot wait to leave. The Democrats do not give a hoot about their country.
This is the result of pressure groups and the desire to court hispanic votes. California loses over `$12 billion a year due to the costs of illegal immigration-it is almost our entire deficit. If the state will not even help to secure it's borders and insure that people are here legally, it is time to throw them out. of office. These radical politicians will not even let the citizens vote on this controversy bill. I hate them, but knowing Californians, they are too high on pot to give a hoot.

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