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In San Diego, deportation holds drop after TRUST Act goes into effect

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Activists, community leaders and speakers attend a rally and a news conference by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Arizona immigration law at Los Angeles City Hall on June 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of an Arizona law, but let stand a provision allowing police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws. AB 1081 (the TRUST Act), would give local governments the right to opt-out of the controversial Secure Communities program. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

In California, the number of people that local law enforcement turns over for deportation is on a sharp decline, most recently after a state law went into effect in January.

That law, known as the TRUST Act, stops local law enforcement from holding those without serious criminal records for extended periods of time.

Before the law, suspects would often be turned over to federal agencies for deportation.

Numbers have been dropping across the state. According to a recent AP report, the average drop in 15 counties was about 44 percent, but in some places, that's even higher. That's the case in San Diego and we're joined by the county's Sheriff Bill Gore.


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