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Congressional Reps. Call on Brown to Sign TRUST Act

Capital Public Radio
 

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The TRUST Act would limit when local law enforcement agencies could hold undocumented immigrants before turning them over to federal immigration officials for possible deportation. Members of California’s congressional delegation, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, are urging Brown to sign the measure if it gets to his desk.

Brown vetoed a version of the bill last year because he said it would have prevented immigrants from being held in connection with some serious crimes. The current version gives local agencies more discretion over when to hold immigrants.

Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano wrote the bill. He says this year’s version is not a slam dunk, but it has a good chance.

“Until we see that signature, I’m not going to be over-confident,” he said. “But I will say we’re in much better shape than we were.”

The bill must still make it through the Senate. A final vote is expected to happen later this month.

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Katie Orr

State Government Reporter

Katie Orr covers everything from the Governor to state agencies. She received her Masters in Political Science from San Diego State University. In her spare time Katie enjoys wine tasting and shopping, though she tries not to combine the two.   Read Full Bio