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If Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation known as the Trust Act, federal immigration authorities will have a somewhat harder time taking custody of people in local jails who are suspected of being in the country illegally.

The measure, which would prohibit local jailers from holding most arrestees for an additional 48 hours before federal authorities arrive, is not expected to put a large dent in the number of deportations.

But with a revamp of immigration laws stalled in Washington, immigrant rights advocates hope to send a message that most deportation should end. Along with a bill granting driver’s licenses to more immigrants who are in the country illegally, the Trust Act would cement California’s position as one of the states most hospitable to such immigrants.

“I think the Trust Act will stand for the proposition that we need to stop criminalizing innocent immigrants,” said Chris Newman, legal director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, which lobbied for the bill. “It will definitely scaffold the effort for federal comprehensive immigration reform.”


Restore Trust

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This webpage provides resources to get you started on breaking ICE’s hold on your Community.

The Basics:


State and Local TRUST Acts:

City and County Laws and Policies Limiting ICE Holds

State Laws and Policies Limiting ICE Holds

In Depth:

 Full text of federal court decisions, legal memos, and internal ICE documents confirming that ICE holds are voluntary

Resources for Faith Communities

The Numbers:

Through the Freedom of Information Act, the National Immigration Justice Center obtained data about all the ICE holds issued nationwide from 2007-2010.

Download the spreadsheets for 2007200820092010 and sort by location to find out how many detainers were issued in your county or city.