Weeks after Gil Cedillo called on the Los Angeles Police Department to continue with “Special Order 7,” its controversial policy of allowing unlicensed drivers to retrieve their impounded vehicles without having to wait for 30 days, the councilmember is set to urge the City of Los Angeles to support California’s “Trust Act,” which restricts requests from federal immigration authorities for the inordinate detention of people in local jails for the sole purpose of deportation.
This coming Wednesday, Cedillo will join a dozen immigrant rights group ranging from the UCLA Labor Center to the CLEAN Carwash Campaign in a news conference aimed at pushing the City of Los Angeles to support THE AB 4 Trust Act, authored by 17th District Assemblymember Tom Ammiano.
The news conference is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the City Council chambers media room, on the third floor of Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., according to a statement issued by Cedillo’s office.
The following immigration rights organizations are expected to be present at the conference:
• National Day Laborer Organizing Network
• Echo Park United Methodist Church
• Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
• Koreatown Immigrant Workers Association (KIWA)
• Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
• CA Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA)
• CA Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)
• Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of California
• Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de CA
• CLEAN Carwash Campaign
• Our Lady of Talpa & L.A. Voice
For more information, contact Cedillo’s communications deputy Fredy Ceja at Fredy.Ceja@lacity.org or (323) 574-6013.
Note on Special Order 7: Last month, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry Green struck down the LAPD’s Special Order 7 policy of allowing unlicensed drivers early retrieval of their impounded vehicles. The judge ruled that the policy contradicts or modifies existing state vehicle law. But Green stayed his ruling, allowing the LAPD to appeal.