Jerry Brown

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 7, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have allowed legal immigrants to serve on juries, saying in a veto message Monday that the responsibility should be reserved for U.S. citizens.

This has been a momentous legislative session for immigrant advocates, who have seen Brown sign measures that allow undocumented immigrants to practice law, shield immigrants from labor discrimination, allow driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and bar local law enforcement from detaining immigrants who have committed nonserious crimes.

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