September 9, 2015
The governor signed Assembly Bill 899, which prevents confidential juvenile records from being released to immigration officials without permission from the juvenile court. Some probation agencies in California have been making such referrals for years, citing federal law.
“We are extremely happy and grateful for the leadership in Sacramento that understood that we need to uphold the law for everybody in the state regardless of immigration status,” said Angie Junck with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, which helped draft AB 899. “We understand that there’s a lot of work ahead, but this is an important milestone in upholding due process and equal protection for all minors in our state.”
Organizations mentioned/involved: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)