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California Senate Passes TRUST Act

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Aired 7/6/12

The California Senate approved a bill Wednesday that seeks to undue what supporters say is the damage to community policing caused by the federal government’s Secure Communities program.

— The California Senate approved a bill Thursday that aims to clear local jails of non-criminal undocumented immigrants and restore immigrants’ trust in local law enforcement.

Under the federal government’s Secure Communities program, the fingerprints of individuals arrested or booked into local jails are automatically shared with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE can then ask local law enforcement to hold individuals for them for potential deportation.

The so-called TRUST Act (A.B. 1081) passed by the California Senate would prohibit local police departments from holding individuals beyond when they’re eligible for release, unless they’ve been convicted of a serious or violent felony.

Supporters of the bill say it will save local jails space and money, and restore immigrants’ confidence in reporting crimes.

“If you have immigrants — victims and witnesses of crimes — being afraid to call the police for help, that impacts public safety for everybody,” said Angela Chan, a staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus, one of the bill’s main supporters.

The bill passed with 21 yes votes, 13 nays and six abstentions. It now moves on to the Assembly.

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Avatar for user 'Outside2view'

Outside2view | July 6, 2012 at 9:59 a.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

BobRooney: anti-immigration and bigitory "are linked" as I understand your statement.

Will you be verifying the immigration status of the supporters of your website, when they register? It is pretty easy to do by all accounts and it will keep those people out.

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Missionaccomplished | July 6, 2012 at 10:05 a.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

ROONEY, I have flagged your post as you are promoting a Nativist neo-Malthusian website of which you are a member of and you are posting the same thing on KGTV 10's website. Moderator can check in the "OVT for firefighers story" on KGTV 10.

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Brittanicus | July 6, 2012 at 2:46 p.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

BROADCAST TO EVERY ILLEGAL ALIEN FROM ARIZONA AND EVERY OTHER STATE TO HEAD FOR CALIFORNIA?

WHEN the mass departure begins from Arizona, other states will follow suit by enforcement policing of their borders to save themselves from giving uncompensated health care and other public assistance to the illegal alien invaders. Yet the lobotomized idiots who run California assembly are going to pass an anti-Arizona law, so the police cannot question the estimated 9,859,027 foreign born population of California, with a total population of 36,756,666 persons as of 2006. How many are illegal aliens had settled there is unknown, but according to the Los Angeles Times, 40 percent of workers in Los Angeles County pay no taxes and are working under the table, because they are predominantly illegal aliens. 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 its hands. CALIFORNIANS NEED TO REMOVE THE LIBERALS IN THEIR CAPITOL, WHO ARE DESTROYING THEIR STATE. THEY SHOULD DEMAND THAT EVERYBODY WHO VOTES HAS AN OFFICIAL PICTURE ID, BECAUSE THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MIND THAT ILLEGAL ALIENS WILL TAKE THE MINIMAL OF RISK VOTING IN LOCAL, STATE AND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IF DISPLAYING OF OFFICIAL ID IS ABSENT.

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. ALABAMA is second on the list to be threatened by the Obama legions, pressed by the radical pro-illegal immigrant organizations and the Liberal mainstream news. Anybody who dares to overreach the federal authority of this uncontrollable government will be intimidated by the Dept of Justice. California will suffer from 'self-inflicted monetary wounds' caused by the Democratic indifference, to Californians taxpayers. California, the “Sanctuary State’ for illegal aliens and illegal alien criminals, such as the one that slaughtered the Bologna family members, husband and two kids in San Francisco are going to arrive in hordes in the welcoming cities. California, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico will be devastated by these parasites from throughout the world, who head there. Just like illegal immigration, ObamaCare is 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?

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Brittanicus | July 6, 2012 at 2:47 p.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

CALIFORNIA, with the rapidly deteriorating county of Los Angeles, has ignored the onslaught from South of our border. I hope that California residents realize there being cheated out of billions of dollars yearly? Just ask Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Andronovich of not just millions, but billions of dollars annually being collected by foreign nationals. It’s no real secret that Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services reported that over $53 million in welfare benefits, were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children this last March. The $53 million consist of $20 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $33 million in food stamps — representing 21% of all CalWORKs and food stamp issuance's in the County. At this rate, the projected annual cost is over $625 million. “With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” said Antonovich. “These costs do not include the hundreds of millions of dollars for education.”

ARE there any records of what the cost would be currently, with the flood already here and the 500.000 projection of pregnant females that appear each year looking for their free handouts in child deliveries? WELFARE COSTS FOR CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS EXCEEDS $646 MILLION IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY – CAN YOU EVEN COMPREHEND THAT FIGURE? That was the Year-end closing 2011 figures, but records of actual cost from Sacramento are probably under counted, suggesting that illegal aliens are the main contributors to the disgraceful deficit. 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 the Constitutional Tea party leadership and vote them into Congress. E-Verify is still currently voluntary, but if it were made mandatory, illegal migrants and immigrants would be scrupulously locked out of the mainstream workforce, the same with the Birthright citizenship bill. If E-VERIFY were passed by Washington as permanent and an amendment to the BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT, it would definitely stem the millions of foreign pregnant Mothers who come here draining states and federal treasuries.

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benz72 | July 6, 2012 at 3:02 p.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

How is working against a federal agency that is trying to process people for deportation a benefit to the rest of us? Hopefully the assembly will squash this.

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