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California Bill would protect undocumented immigrants from deportation for reporting crimes

LOS ANGELES - Local state Assembly Member Miguel Santiago and Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón joined several immigrant organizations in Los Angeles Monday to announce proposed legislation that would protect undocumented immigrants from repercussions for reporting certain crimes.

Santiago, whose district includes Los Angeles, introduced Assembly Bill 1261, also called the Immigrant Rights Act, in February of this year. The bill, Santiago and Gascón hope, will encourage more immigrants to come forward and report crimes without facing potential deportation.