California Governor Jerry Brown speaks at a news conference to announce the Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2012 at Ronald Reagan State Building in Los Angeles, California August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
California governor vetoes "Anti-Arizona" immigration bill
Posted : Monday, 01 October 2012 12:23AM
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed an immigration measure dubbed the "anti-Arizona" bill late on Sunday night that would shield some illegal immigrants from federal status checks.
The bill would have prohibited local authorities from honoring federal detention "holds" on illegal immigrants unless those individuals were charged or convicted of a serious or violent felony.
In his veto message, Brown said the bill exempted individuals who had committed crimes such as child abuse, drug trafficking and selling weapons.
(Reporting by Mary Slosson; editing by Philip Barbara)
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