The California legislature has passed a bill that bars local law enforcement officials from detaining immigrants on federal deportation holds after they're released from criminal custody. The bar wouldn't apply to those who have committed serious felonies. The bill is now going to Governor Brown where it is expected to pass.
The legislature is about to consider bills allowing deferred action beneficiaries to get driver's licenses as well as another to provide work permits to undocumented agricultural workers.
Incidentally, California Democrats hold both US Senator seats, every statewide office including the Governor's office, 34 of 53 seats in the US House of Representatives, 25 of 40 seats in the State Senate, 53 of 80 seats in the State Assembly, Mayors in every large city except San Diego and no Republican has won the state's electoral votes since 1988. See a connection, Republicans?
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at email@example.com.