Skip to comments.IMMIGRATION: Gov. Jerry Brown signs TRUST Act
Posted on 10/05/2013 3:36:27 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Gov. Jerry Brown this morning signed into law the TRUST Act, which will prevent police from handing over many nonviolent jail inmates to immigration authorities for possible deportation.
The governor also signed seven other immigration-related bills into law, including one that allows undocumented immigrants to practice law in California.
While Washington waffles on immigration, Californias forging ahead, Brown said in a statement. Im not waiting.
The signings came as immigrant-rights supporters in the Inland area and across the country are rallying to push the House to pass a comprehensive immigration-reform bill with a path to citizenship. A San Bernardino march and rally is scheduled for this morning, and a Riverside rally, march and immigration Mass are slated for this afternoon.
On Thursday, Brown signed into law a bill granting drivers licenses to many undocumented immigrants.
The TRUST Act was one of the top goals of immigrant-rights and Latino groups this year. Brown vetoed last years version of the bill, saying it did not make enough crimes eligible for immigration holds.
This year, Browns office worked with the bills author, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, to craft a version the governor was comfortable with. The revised bill encompass more offenses, including any that would lead to state prison sentences.
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Can someone tell me of any other nation on earth which would allow me to cross its borders without permission and represent accused people in their courts?
You don’t need to speak English to be on a jury, either.
F’ing traitor, Brown! UNTIL or unless Congress CHANGES existing Federal Immigration laws, Brown is committing a crime by signing these Bills.
But I thought the states had no jurisdiction over federal immigration law—like when the people of California voted for Prop 187?
But isn’t illegal immigration the law of the land?
Imagine! An American aiding and abetting the conquest of this State by Mexicans. I wonder when he will sign a bill allowing the flying of the Mexican flag along side the American flag on California buildings-only to show inclusion of course!
I thought immigration was the law of the land as well.. we keep hearing Obama care is now the law and cannot be changed come hell or high water
moonbeam is scum
Rand Pauls immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
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