Trust Act

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California Trust Act



California's Trust Act was signed into law on October, 2013 by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Democratic Assembly member Tom Ammiano was the top sponsor of the Trust Act.

Trust Act Immigration Legislation "limits the state’s cooperation with Secure Communities, a federal program that allows the Department of Homeland Security to access fingerprints taken by local police, to screen detained individuals for immigration status and to request that law enforcement agencies hold them if they’re found to be undocumented."[1]

Endorsed by Janet Napolitano

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano "urged California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to sign the Trust Act."[2]

Website Dedicated to Trust Act

A website dedicated to California's Trust Act was created by Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, California Immigrant Policy Center, and National Day Laborer Organizing Network.[3]

Legal Scholars Endorse California Trust Act

National Day Laborer Organizing Network posted a letter[4] of "legal scholars" who endorsed California's Trust Act.

Signatories

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Christopher Edley, Jr., Dean, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Raquel Aldana, Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law
  • Richard Boswell, Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of Law
  • Jennifer Chacon, Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Diane Chin, Associate Dean for Public Service and Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School
  • Holly Cooper, Lecturer of Law, University of California, Davis, School of Law
  • Allison Davenport, Clinical Instructor & Lecturer, International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Bill Hing, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Kit Johnson, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Raha Jorjani, Staff Attorney & Lecturer of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Elizabeth Keyes, Assistant Professor & Director Immigrant Rights Clinic, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Kathleen Kim, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • Jennifer Lee Koh, Assistant Professor of Law & Director, Immigration Clinic, Western State College of Law
  • Aarti Kohli, Senior Fellow, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Christopher Lasch, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Peter Markowitz, Associate Clinical Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Nancy Morawetz, Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law
  • Millard Murphy, Lecturer of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Hiroshi Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Karen Musalo, Clinical Professor of Law & Director, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, University of California, Hastings School of Law
  • Amagda Perez, Lecturer of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Victor Romero, Maureen B. Cavanaugh Distinguished Faculty Scholar & Professor, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
  • David Rudovsky, Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
  • Leticia Saucedo, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Philip Schrag, Delaney Family Professor of Public Interest Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Andrew Schoenholtz, J.D., Ph.D. Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law, Director, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of Intl Migration

California Democrats endorse Trust Act

In September 2012, "twenty-two [more added later] Democratic members of Congress from California — including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the top-ranking Democrat on the House subcommittee dealing with immigration — sent a letter on Thursday to Jerry Brown urging him to sign the [Trust Act] bill into law."[5]

Signatories

References