(Bonta) Floor: 44-29-7
co-authors: Alejo, Leno, Lopez
Almost 250,000 immigrants were deported last year, tearing apart families across the nation. The TRUTH Act (AB2792) helps keep families together by giving immigrants in jail clear rights to protect them from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials and possible deportation. While in custody, they are now required to receive notice that ICE officials would like to interview them, and they are given the option to decline. If law enforcement provides ICE with information about the individual’s release, the information is also given to the individual. Deportations of immigrants affect not only the individual, but also families and entire communities. The TRUTH Act recognizes this and advocates for the preservation of California’s families.