Wednesday, April 9, 2014

California Is Sending Far Fewer Immigrants to Feds Under New State Law

Read and listen to this AP/KQED story about how the California Trust Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2014, already has had positive impacts in dramatically reducing the numbers of low level criminal offenders turned over to federal immigration authorities.  The result will be a reduction of the number of low level criminal offendeds removed from the United States as a result of the Secure Communities program.  Will other states follow California's lead?

KJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2014/04/california-is-sending-far-fewer-immigrants-to-feds-under-new-state-law.html

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Is not the Trust Act preempted by federal law and thus invalid under the Supremacy Clause? In Arizona, the intent was to assist the federal government in its enforcement of federal law; in California, the admitted intent is to thwart the federal government in its enforcement of federal law.

Posted by: Jack | Apr 10, 2014 11:08:35 PM

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I would love to hear an argument how it could be that Arizona is in conflict while while California's Trust Act is not.

Posted by: Jack | Apr 10, 2014 11:12:53 PM

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