Friday, March 11, 2016

CA State Assemblymember Rob Bonta Introduces the TRUTH Act

Oakland State Assemblyman Rob Bonta today unveiled legislation responding to the Immigration and Custom Enforcement's controversial deportation programs. Its called the TRUTH Act --the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds. Bonta says that ICE's new "Priority Enforcement Program" is only repeating the mistakes of the defunct "Secure Communities Program" which the Obama Administration jettisoned as a failure just two years ago. The Assemblyman says his TRUTH Act builds upon the California TRUST Act --a law signed by Governor Brown three years ago that tries to protect undeserving immigrants from immigration detainer requests by deportation authorities. Pacifica's Emma Riley reports from the state building in Oakland: