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Gov. Brown Signs Key Drug Reform Bill into Law, but Vetoes Another

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a key piece of drug reform legislation known as AB 1352 to help protect communities of color, including immigrants, from unjust consequences of the criminal justice system.  At the same time, the Governor vetoed another measure, AB 1351, which would have brought further reforms to sentencing for certain drug crimes and limited disproportionate consequences for immigrants.

More Than 50 California Groups Urge Sens. Feinstein, Boxer to Stop Efforts to Undermine California Law; Expected Legislation Would Bully Local Authorities

Over 50 California civil rights, immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights, and faith-based organizations urged their senators to stop efforts that would undermine California law. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) delivered the letter to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer this afternoon.

Article by Bill Hing - Immigration Sanctuary Policies: Constitutional & Representative of Good Policing & Good Public Policy

In this article, ILRC founder, Bill Hing, outlines his views on the constitutionality of sanctuary ordinances. The article includes a history of the San Francisco sanctuary policy, as well as Los Angeles and other jurisdictions. Bill discusses why sanctuary policies are a good police practice as well as good public policy.