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California Governor Signs Sweeping Immigration Reforms into Law

California Governor Signs Sweeping Immigration Reforms into Law

On the same day thousands of immigrant activists rallied across the country for immigration reform, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed several bills into law that put the state at the forefront of the efforts to fix immigration policies at the state and local level. Among the measures Brown approved was the TRUST Act, which limits [...]

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States Work To Improve Immigration Policies As Senate Immigration Bill Debate Begins

States Work To Improve Immigration Policies As Senate Immigration Bill Debate Begins

State legislatures are mostly winding down their 2013 legislative sessions after several states made huge strides on immigration reform. While Congress continues to debate how to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, several states have moved to make qualified undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition rates and to allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally. These and [...]

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Will the Third Time Be the Charm for the TRUST Act in California?

Will the Third Time Be the Charm for the TRUST Act in California?

For the third time in three years, lawmakers in California will seek passage of the TRUST Act, a so-called “anti-Arizona” bill that would limit the ability of local authorities to honor requests from immigration authorities to continue detaining individuals on behalf of the federal government. Although Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar version of the [...]

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California Governor Vetoes TRUST Act

California Governor Vetoes TRUST Act

In a disheartening development for immigrants’ rights advocates, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the TRUST Act on Sunday just hours before it was scheduled to take effect. The measure, which was intended to minimize the humanitarian impact of the federal Secure Communities program, would have largely prohibited state and local jails from detaining suspects on [...]

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As Chicago Passes Anti-Detainer Ordinance, TRUST Act Awaits Signature in California

As Chicago Passes Anti-Detainer Ordinance, TRUST Act Awaits Signature in California

Lost amongst media coverage of the ongoing teachers’ strike was the passage in Chicago last week of a historic measure that largely prohibits local police from detaining individuals on behalf of federal immigration authorities. Dubbed the “Welcoming City Ordinance,” the measure makes Chicago the latest jurisdiction to push back against immigration “detainers,” the lynchpin of [...]

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Governor Jerry Brown Signs Immigration Bills that Help, Not Hurt, California’s Economy

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Immigration Bills that Help, Not Hurt, California’s Economy

Take note, Alabama. Over the weekend, Governor Jerry Brown signed two immigration bills that seek to boost California’s struggling economy, rather than saddle it and small businesses with costly enforcement programs. Governor Brown signed the “Employment Acceleration Act of 2011” (AB 1236), a bill that prohibits the state from requiring employers to use E-Verify, as [...]

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