This morning, a law that would allow California localities to decide whether or not to participate in a controversial immigration enforcement program passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee by a four-two vote.
The bill, if it passes the full Assembly and Senate, would let places like San Francisco and Santa Clara leave the fingerprint sharing program, which they say violates Sanctuary City policies and erodes law enforcement relationships with immigrant communities.
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, chair of the committee, introduced the bill, called the Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools Act, or “TRUST Act.”
The next action on the TRUST Act will likely take place in the Assembly Appropriations Committee in June. For more on the specifics of the bill, check out this post at our sibling site, KPCC’s Multi-American.