Pelosi Asks Gov. Brown to Sign Bill Stopping Local Police from Assisting ICE
"A state bill that could lead to fewer deportations from California won an influential endorsement Thursday when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and most of California's Democratic congressional delegation sent a letter urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign it. Opposed by most state sheriffs and backed by immigrant advocates, AB 1081, known as the Trust Act, would restrict county and city jails from holding illegal immigrants for deportation unless they have serious or violent felony charges or convictions," the San Jose Mercury News says.
"The legislation presents a difficult choice for Brown, who as attorney general signed a 2009 agreement with the federal government to launch the Secure Communities program, which sends the fingerprints of everyone arrested by local police to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement."