Far fewer immigrants arrested by California law enforcement are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation since a new state law went into effect in January.
Many Bay Area counties said they have already been using their own discretion when notifying ICE about suspected illegal immigrants—something State Attorney General Kamala Harris just gave them permission to do. Some even said that Harris’s decision doesn’t go far enough.
Gov. Jerry Brown may have approved a bill allowing some illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses, but it wasn’t good enough for some immigrant advocates.
Some of California’s most high-ranking representatives on Capitol Hill are sending a strong message to Gov. Jerry Brown, calling on him to sign the state’s hotly debated TRUST Act.
Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith has entered the immigration debate, taking a stance that departs from other sheriffs around the state.