Ammiano’s TRUST Act passes the Assembly

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Tom Ammiano’s TRUST Act (AB 1081) passed the California Assembly in a 47-26 vote. It now heads to the Senate for approval. Ammiano says his bill "seeks to repair the damaging impacts of the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency's “Secure" Communities program."  The feds' Secure-Communities program, in which fingerprints taken in local jails are automatically shared with immigration enforcement officials, has increasingly been accused of undermining public safety without transparency or local oversight. Today’s vote came a year after San Francisco Sheriff Mike Hennessey blew the whistle on ICE's plan to silently activate S-Comm in San Francisco. And it followed on the heels of a series of damaging revelations about how S-Comm has mostly resulted in the deportation of non-violent immigrants, and has led to complaints that local municipalities received confusing information about their participation options.

Following a request from Congressmember Zoe Lofgren and Sen. Robert Menendez, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General recently announced it will investigate questions about S-Comm's success in meeting its stated criminal targets, and look into charges that misinformation was provided to states and localities about their ability to opt out. Earlier this month, llinois Gov. Pat Quinn tried to cancel his state’s participation in the program and the Congressional Hispanic Committee asked Obama to put a moratorium on the program.  


 “S-Comm is a farce,” Assemblymember Ammiano charged. “ICE misled local jurisdictions from the beginning and blurred the lines between law enforcement and immigration, striking unnecessary fear into innocent people’s lives. The TRUST Act is a practical solution that will re-build trust with our immigrant communities and by doing so will restore some balance to this dysfunctional and unjust program.”

 

Comments

A SMALL WIN FOR ALL AMERICAN WORKERS

This illegal immigration triumph is a great launching platform, but it’s far from the end of this simmering problem. It is predictable that Arizona's SB 170 police law will be heard by the high court hopefully soon. Illegal immigration has been abandoned for so long by both political parties, we now have barely any recourse. Democrats are imploring for votes and up to now, Republican hard liners seeking cheap foreign labor for the job market. But this somber recession has displayed, with the accumulation loss of American jobs, the bailouts and corruption including Wikileaks disclosing a prime document of secret talks to merge commercially, unite currency with Canada, Mexico and United States. In conclusion the American public has finally arisen, to this overwhelming financial pestilence.

The American populations finally have their interests recognized, by the Supreme Court, asserting that Arizona's federal mandatory E-Verify were upheld. Today it’s a major achievement for the American workers and a mortal stroke to the US Chamber of Commerce and an attempt by the Department of Justice to shield illegal aliens in the workplace. This will strengthen ATTRITION BY ENFORCEMENT in every business and control penalties with businesses that don't conform. It eventually will grant all states the right to implement and mandate the E-Verify program and open the door to hefty fines, loss of business licenses, assets and the risk of prison. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN THE PUPPETS OF CORPORATE WELFARE AND SPECIAL INTERESTS, AND NOW READY TO DO BATTLE WITH THE HELP OF THE TEA PARTY.

Other states will now follow the example of Arizona and those who don't, will be in the forefront of mass exodus from these rigid policing states. The Sanctuary State of California as with Nevada and Utah will become a place of refuge. In a 5-3 victory the justices, repudiated the pro-illegal politicians, Governors, Mayors and lower ranks of leftist and Rino Republicans. Those elected officials in San Francisco, Sacramento, the height of Liberal Extremism who are trying to "OPT-OUT" of the "Secure Communities" will be extracted from their comfortable abodes and discarded by the propagating Tea Party. If these hives of Leftist indoctrination they should be exempt from federal funds. Of course the Liberal judges didn't go along with this decision, which is to be expected, specially when you run the gauntlet of the 9th Circuit Court of appeals If Mississippi can identify foreign national with drivers Licenses, why cannot this be a permanent law in federal books. Further why hasn't the US government made it a felony to enter America without being processed?

ONE MUST ASK THE INEVITABLE QUESTION--IS YOUR STATE NEXT??

This is not about the Hispanic legal population being the whipping boy for Americans ills, but about illegal vs. legal immigration. The answerable legal people are subject to higher taxes, to pay for every foreigner who crosses the line from South of the border, from Canada, Europe or any other nation? Another issue that many states see as a major peril to our sovereignty rights is illegal aliens using the absentee ballot system to vote in elections. New York, Colorado, New Jersey, Texas is being investigated by state Attorney General commissions. Acorn is still a chief player and although dissolved on paper, is still implicated in the registration racket. There are occurrences in California and Nevada of exploitation of voter rolls.

Can any American citizen or green card holder envisage what this country was like thirty years ago, before the illegal immigrant invasion? How many hundreds of billions of dollars, perhaps even a Trillion in three decades? Fewer illegal aliens meant fewer taxes to support the huge support mechanism that we have today? An example would be California, was a less congested cities and communities, where there was room to breathe? Just think were those taxes to subsidize illegal immigrants today could be highly beneficial, if it was spent on our own population; our Senior citizens, sick and mentally impaired. Education, for instance is forced on us, by a federal court that we must pay the schooling for every child of illegal immigrants. Then we have health care that the courts say, that anybody who breaks the law to come here is entitled to free treatment.

From both parties are hundreds of thousands, tens of millions finding that the TEA PARTY, doesn't discriminate against race or religion. That these associates are disheartened by the Liberals, democrats and Republicans, that are not doing enough to stop the in-sourcing of illegal immigrants or outsourcing of jobs to foreign countries.

Has this been a premeditated failure of every administration to secure our borders or enact laws that would obstruct foreign national at the border, or a tracking system to expatriate visa overstays. E-Verify will eradicate this problem of the issuance of a Secure Communities law, to enforce that every police department fingerprint and send those scans to ICE. If you want less government, a fair Tax system, individual responsibility and the return of federal excessive power to the states, join the Tea Party in your local area. Tell your Federal, State or local lawmaker; unless they join the TEA PARTY, they will be out of office in 2012.

Contact them at Senate—202-224–3121/ House—202-225–3121.

Posted by Brittanicus on May. 27, 2011 @ 2:29 pm
ICE

Good for Tom Ammiano. The most detestable government agency in this country is ICE...well, maybe not as bad as the Sheriff's Office of Maricopa County AZ (Sheriff Joe Arpaio).

Posted by DanC on May. 27, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

Tom Ammiano, why doesn't the California State Assembly take this issue up with the American voters in the state of California and see what the people want instead of what your liberal left wing agenda wants?
This type of issue should be taken up with the people who live in California on a ballot instead of attempting to disregard a policy that was installed by the U,S. Federal Government The California Assembly does not speak for or represent the will of the people of California..

The reason the California State Assembly will not take this issue up to the people of California is that it knows it would lose on a vote of the overwhelming majority of law abiding people just like it did with Prop 187 (60% of the voters in California approved this propositiion and it was struck down in the courts.)

Posted by Guest on May. 27, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

You apparently have no idea how a constitutional democratic government is supposed to work. No majority should be able to take away basic human rights.

Posted by Greg on May. 28, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

Tell me where you live so I can move in.

Posted by matlock on May. 28, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

I live in the United States of America. The United States of America is not my private estate. I do not own it. You do not own it. But we both live here, and as much as I would like to tell you to go and live somewhere else, I have no right to do that.

Posted by Greg on May. 29, 2011 @ 8:10 am

"A great win" for workers, trumpets the first post.

Unemployment in Arizona hasn't fallen but a tick since 150,000 "illegals" left on their own volition. Odd, huh?

Every time this topic is broached on this site, a TEA PARTY salvo finds its way on here. Just pitiful--too bad they have so many supporters here.

Posted by Mighty Mite on May. 29, 2011 @ 8:32 am

Let Tom Ammiano justify these statistics in California. You Californians really need to get rid of so called Mexican American politicians that support Illegals. They are a treasonous desease.
CA Spends $1 Billion a Year to Jail Undocumented Immigrants

According to data from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from December 2010, just under 17,000 inmates in the state are on hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and in addition, there are just under 4,000 prisoners listed as potential ICE holds.

At a cost of almost $45,000 a year to house an inmate, that’s a cost of nearly $1 billion to house the undocumented immigrants.

The immigrants detained at the time of the data primarily hail from Mexico 15,985 total l (14,057 undocumented), followed by El Salvador, with 1,231 inmates with )1,118 undocumented.

Once undocumented immigrants serve their time in jail, they are turned over to ICE where they await a hearing that determines whether or not they will be deported.
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Between Oct. 1, 2010 and April 30, ICE returned to their countries of origin more than 215,900 aliens, including 109,700 aliens with criminal convictions. Of those, 585 were convicted of homicide, 3,177 were convicted sex offenders, and 24,593 were convicted of serious drug offenses.

Posted by Guest jaraus on Jun. 12, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

Let Tom Ammiano justify these statistics in California. You Californians really need to get rid of so called Mexican American politicians that support Illegals. They are a treasonous desease.
CA Spends $1 Billion a Year to Jail Undocumented Immigrants

According to data from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from December 2010, just under 17,000 inmates in the state are on hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and in addition, there are just under 4,000 prisoners listed as potential ICE holds.

At a cost of almost $45,000 a year to house an inmate, that’s a cost of nearly $1 billion to house the undocumented immigrants.

The immigrants detained at the time of the data primarily hail from Mexico 15,985 total l (14,057 undocumented), followed by El Salvador, with 1,231 inmates with )1,118 undocumented.

Once undocumented immigrants serve their time in jail, they are turned over to ICE where they await a hearing that determines whether or not they will be deported.
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Between Oct. 1, 2010 and April 30, ICE returned to their countries of origin more than 215,900 aliens, including 109,700 aliens with criminal convictions. Of those, 585 were convicted of homicide, 3,177 were convicted sex offenders, and 24,593 were convicted of serious drug offenses.

Posted by Guest jaraus on Jun. 12, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

Let Tom Ammiano justify these statistics in California. You Californians really need to get rid of so called Mexican American politicians that support Illegals. They are a treasonous desease.
CA Spends $1 Billion a Year to Jail Undocumented Immigrants

According to data from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from December 2010, just under 17,000 inmates in the state are on hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and in addition, there are just under 4,000 prisoners listed as potential ICE holds.

At a cost of almost $45,000 a year to house an inmate, that’s a cost of nearly $1 billion to house the undocumented immigrants.

The immigrants detained at the time of the data primarily hail from Mexico 15,985 total l (14,057 undocumented), followed by El Salvador, with 1,231 inmates with )1,118 undocumented.

Once undocumented immigrants serve their time in jail, they are turned over to ICE where they await a hearing that determines whether or not they will be deported.
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Between Oct. 1, 2010 and April 30, ICE returned to their countries of origin more than 215,900 aliens, including 109,700 aliens with criminal convictions. Of those, 585 were convicted of homicide, 3,177 were convicted sex offenders, and 24,593 were convicted of serious drug offenses.

Posted by Guest jaraus on Jun. 12, 2011 @ 3:39 pm