June 15, 6:40 P.M.: California Moves To Bar Local Government From Immigrant Detention Contracts
The California state budget package approved Thursday includes a measure that seeks to prevent local jurisdictions from contracting out space for immigrant detention.
Several California cities and counties now sign contracts with federal officials to rent out immigrant detention space, typically in local jails. The budget measure would bar that practice. Existing contracts would stand, but officials could not expand the agreements.