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“Where you come from has no bearing on whether or not you’re fit to step up to the witness stand and tell your story, and that’s why I’m so proud to be a part of this bipartisan effort,” said San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. “This was never an immigration bill, it was a public safety bill, and I’m thankful that the legislature saw that.  I’m also grateful that the Governor demonstrated his commitment to our immigrant community once again.  Last session the Governor signed a bill to ensure immigrants could safely come forward and report crimes.  Through SB 785, the governor has effectively closed the loop by ensuring that after a crime is reported an immigrant can safely take part in our system of justice and hold offenders accountable.  This is a win for public safety and our system of justice.”

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