Hundreds of immigrants rallied on the Capitol's north steps touting a platform of bills they say would protect immigrant worker rights, public safety and religious freedom. Democratic Assembly member Tom Ammiano says the bill he's authoring-called the Trust Act - would set limits on a federal deportation program. That program informs federal immigration officials of the legal status of an arrested immigrant.
Ammiano : "We will have many people in California who contribute to the economy, to family life, to religion. Deported, incarcerated, denied income and split from their families, this is not democracy"