In response to Governor Brown's veto of the TRUST Act (AB 1081), Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:
"By vetoing the TRUST Act Governor Brown has failed California's immigrant communities, imperiling civil rights and leaving us all less safe. The President's disastrous Secure Communities program is replicating Arizona's model of immigration enforcement nationally, causing a human rights crisis. Immigration and Customs Enforcement strong-armed the Governor to defend its deportation quota instead of defending Californian's rights. On this sad day, we renew our commitment to fight to keep our families together despite the Governor and the President's insistence on seeing them torn apart."
The TRUST Act Coalition and the bill's author, Asm. Tom Ammiano, will hold a press tele-briefing Monday morning, October 1st, at 11:00am pacific, to officially respond to the Governor's decision. email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.