Photo by photologue_np/Flickr (Creative Commons)
The California State Capitol building, July 2011
California Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign or veto a controversial immigration bill, known as the TRUST Act, by the end of September. And it might not be the only state immigration bill that lands on Brown's desk in the near future.
Being considered are several other California immigration bills, among them a measure that would direct the state to grant driver's licenses to young undocumented immigrants who qualify for temporary legal status through the new federal policy known as deferred action. While California officials were already leaning toward granting licenses, state officials in Arizona and elsewhere have stated they don't plan to grant them to deferred action beneficiaries.
Here is a rundown of the California immigration bills:
AB 2189: Driver's licenses for deferred action recipients