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Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.
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The California Values Act (SB 54), which went into effect January 1, 2018, restricts cooperation between state and local police and DHS's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency unless the person in question has been convicted of one of more than 800 crimes listed in the California Trust Act, which went into effect in 2014. SB 54 prohibits local jails from cooperating with ICE to identify unauthorized foreigners arrested for or convicted of "minor crimes."
AB 450, the Immigrant Worker Protection Act also effective January 1, 2018, requires California employers to ensure that ICE agents have a judicial warrant or subpoena prior to entering non-public areas of workplaces. Employers must provide notice to employees if they receive an ICE request to review the employer's immigration documents, such as Form I-9s and may not re-verify employee work authorization documents after receiving ICE inspection notices. Employer violations of AB 450 can result in fines of up to $10,000 imposed by the state's Labor Commissioner.