Monday, October 1, 2012

Brown Vetoes Limits on Cooperation with ICE

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 1081, the so-called "Trust Act," which would have limited local law enforcement's ability to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in local correctional facilities.  The bill sought to prohibit local law enforcement from honoring ICE holds unless the suspect is charged or has been convicted of certain "serious" or "violent" felonies.  In his veto message, the Governor noted the law would prohibit honoring holds on many suspects whose crimes involved child abuse, drug trafficking, selling weapons, using children to sell drugs, and gang activity.