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Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo’s Statement on Governor Newsom Vetoing AB 1306, the HOME Act

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Governor Newsom vetoed AB 1306 (Carrillo), the HOME Act (Harmonizing Our Measures for Equality), after the Legislature sent it to his desk with strong support from both the Assembly and Senate, where it received 54 and 29 votes in support, respectively. In response to the Governor’s veto, Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D – Los Angeles) issued the following statement:

“I am disappointed in Governor Newsom's decision to veto AB 1306, the HOME Act, which would have limited the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) collaboration with ICE in double punishing immigrants who have earned parole. It was never the intention of the legislature to exclude immigrants from restorative justice reform policies. A recent ACLU public records request showed clear bias and discrimination that targeted Latinos and other immigrant individuals by CDCR staff. The crass reference of putting “Mexican” or “US Citizen” in a hat and picking one to determine an individual’s future, while having documentation that the individual was born in California further signaled the need to put an end to the collaboration with ICE, which allows CDCR to engage in discriminatory judge, jury and executioner tactics.

AB 1306 was a very narrow fix in law, three years in the making, to ensure the legislature’s intention of allowing uniquely affected Californians to return to their communities and families and rebuild their lives after serving their time. Instead, they will continue facing indefinite incarceration in immigration detention, which is a sentence that was never handed down by a criminal court or a judge. The policy had no opposition, was highly supported by the legislature and additionally, had no opposition from law enforcement.

I am committed to re-introducing the policy and end a dual system of justice in California that treats immigrants as less than and unworthy of a second chance.”


Assemblywoman Carrillo was elected to serve in the State Assembly in December 2017. She represents the 52nd Assembly District, which includes East Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles and South Glendale. She serves as the Chair of the Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, in addition to the Assembly Committees on Appropriations, Health, Housing and Community Development, Utilities and Energy, Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight and Program Evaluation, and the Joint Committees on Legislative Budget, and Climate Change Policies. She also serves as the Chair of the Select Committee on Latina Inequities, Vice Chair of the Legislative Progressive Caucus, as a Commissioner for the California Film Commission and serves on the California Cultural and Historical Endowment Board.