Ammiano vows to continue work on immigration bill after Brown vetoes legislation

Courtesy PhotoAssemblyman Tom Ammiano said he will continue working on legislation that would stop local law enforcement from detaining people for immigration unless it was for serious or violent crimes despite Gov. Brown's veto of Assembly Bill 1081.

Courtesy PhotoAssemblyman Tom Ammiano said he will continue working on legislation that would stop local law enforcement from detaining people for immigration unless it was for serious or violent crimes despite Gov. Brown's veto of Assembly Bill 1081.

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano vows to keep working on legislation designed to limit law enforcement from reporting illegal immigrants after the governor vetoed such a bill over the weekend.

Assembly Bill 1081 would have stopped local law enforcement officials from detaining people for immigration holds unless the reason they were arrested or convicted was for a serious or violent felony.

In his Sunday veto letter, Gov. Jerry Brown said he supports immigration reform and the thrust behind this bill, but called Ammiano’s legislation fatally flawed because “it omits many serious crimes.”

“Until we have immigration reform, federal agents shouldn’t try to coerce local law enforcement officers into detaining people who’ve been picked up for minor offenses and pose no reasonable threat to their community,” Brown wrote.

Wendy Hill, a spokeswoman for Ammiano, said the San Francisco Democrat will work with the governor’s office as it has for the last two years on this issue.

“It is unfortunate that the governor has decided now that he has some ideas and is willing to work with it,” Hill said of the veto.

“This is an issue Tom is not going to give up on.”

mbillings@sfexaminer.com

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