TRUTH Act to Hold ICE Accountable for Unsound Deportation Programs

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) joined immigrant, civil rights, and labor groups for a news conference to unveil legislation to address controversial deportation tactics by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that continue to thrust local law enforcement into the role of federal deportation agents.

TRUTH Act to Hold ICE Accountable for Unsound Deportation Programs

(Oakland, CA) - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) joined immigrant, civil rights, and labor groups for a news conference to unveil legislation to address controversial deportation tactics by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that continue to thrust local law enforcement into the role of federal deportation agents. The TRUTH Act (Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds) addresses growing concern that ICE's new "Priority Enforcement Program" and similar initiatives are replicating the failures of the "Secure Communities" deportation program—a program that was widely discredited after separating tens of thousands of family members across the state and damaging public safety. "Immigrant communities form an integral part of our state's social fabric,” said Assemblymember Bonta. “When ICE coerces local law enforcement to carry out deportations, family members are separated, community trust is destroyed, and undocumented witnesses and victims are afraid to step forward or seek help.” Learn more in this Assembly Access video.http://www.asmdc.org/bonta