Brown signs bill protecting undocumented immigrants in California courts

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(Worthy News) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday to limit when a person’s immigration status can be disclosed in open court, a measure aimed at keeping crime victims and witnesses from exposing themselves to possible deportation when they take the stand.

SB785 by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, requires that a judge hold a closed hearing to consider whether the immigration status of a victim, defendant or witness is relevant before allowing it to be raised in open court.

The Legislature passed the bill as an urgency measure, meaning it takes effect immediately. [ Source: SF Chronicle (Read More...) ]

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