- Francisco Quintana
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SACRAMENTO, CA - On Tuesday, May 2, Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo commended Los Angeles County leadership for passing a motion in support of AB 1306 (Carrillo), the HOME Act (Harmonizing Our Measures for Equality), marking the county’s support for abolishing the unjust double standards that subject immigrants to an unjust double standard that extends their punishment long after completing their sentence.
Led by Los Angeles County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of a motion to support the HOME Act, adding the county government to a long list of supporters and advocates. Los Angeles County is one of several counties that already forbids the transfer of local incarcerated people to federal immigration authorities.
“Our office, along with my colleagues and advocates in the fight to end the double punishment of immigrants who have served their time, are grateful to have the support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in advancing the HOME Act.” said Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo. “LA County is the largest in the state of California and this commitment shows that the State of California must end the dual system of justice that double punishes non-citizens who have served their time, have gone before the parole board and have earned release. These individuals should have the opportunity to return home and restart their lives, instead of being double sentenced to be sent to an ICE detention facility to await potential deportation. This practice is a grave injustice that has no merit in the state of California. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation should not use its resources to collaborate and do the work of the Federal Government and Immigration Customs Enforcement.”
The HOME Act would enact measures to restrict the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from transferring individuals leaving incarceration to immigration authorities if they have also benefited from recent resentencing, or been granted parole and/or compassionate release.
“Getting ICE out of our jails means nothing if they are waiting right around the corner for people upon their release from our justice system,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath. “To detain someone who has earned safe release is unconscionable and severs their support system, which is essential to rebuilding a life after incarceration. I proudly support AB 1306 sponsored by Assemblymember Carrillo, and demand that we do better to support and keep safe people exiting our justice system.”
Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo was elected to the California State Assembly in December 2017. She represents the 52nd District of California, encompassing large parts of East and North Los Angeles. She has served as the Chair of Budget Sub-Committee #4 on State Administration, and a member of the Appropriations, Health, Housing and Community Development, and Utilities and Energy Committees, as well as Chair of the Select Committee on Latina Inequities