California Senate Passes Bill to Protect Illegal Immigrants
In a dramatic departure from tough laws in Arizona and Alabama, the California Senate Thursday approved a bill that would bar local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration officials on most cases, the LA Times reports.
The Trust Act bans local police from detaining suspects for possible deportation unless they have serious criminal convictions.
The legislation is headed to the Assembly, which appears poised to pass the measure, according to the Times.
The bill would protect the state’s estimated 2.6 million illegal immigrants.
The idea is to stop the deportation of illegal immigrations for relatively minor offenses.
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