California Gov. Jerry Brown can stop the Arizonification of his state by signing the TRUST Act into law. That’s the message from [Undocubus](http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/09/undocubus_ride_a_journey_from_arizona_to_the_dnc_video.html) riders, who are getting back on their butterfly-emblazoned bus and making the trip from Arizona to Los Angeles this weekend to urge Gov. Brown to back the TRUST Act, which would reduce the state’s cooperation with the Secure Communities, the federal immigration enforcement program which is similar in intent and impact to Arizona’s anti-immigrant SB 1070. By traveling to California to bring their message to the state, the undocumented immigrant activists risk arrest, and deportation. At an event scheduled for 12pm on Saturday in MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, Undocubus riders will join TRUST Act author, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the California Domestic Workers Coalition and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network to rally behind the TRUST Act and the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which is also awaiting the governor’s signature ahead of a September 30 signing deadline. Under Secure Communities, the fingerprints of anyone who’s booked–regardless of whether they’re eventually charged or even convicted of a crime–are handed over to federal immigration officials, who can then request local jails to put an immigration hold on those whose cases they want to investigate for possible immigration violations. The program has become the new backbone of immigration enforcement in the country, and part of a trend of increasing partnerships between local law and immigration enforcement agencies.
Undocubus Headed to Calif. to Urge Gov. Brown to Sign TRUST Act
The governor has until September 30 to sign or veto the bill, which supporters call an anti-Arizona bill.
By Julianne Hing Sep 28, 2012