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Gascón to unveil legislation to protect crime victims from deportation
DA George Gascón will unveil the "Immigrant Rights Act" to protect victims of crimes from deportation.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- New legislation aimed at helping protect undocumented victims and witnesses of crimes will soon be announced in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, along with other advocacy groups, are introducing the "Immigrant Rights Act."

The act will help encourage undocumented Californians who are survivors and witnesses of crimes to come forward by protecting them from deportation.

The official announcement is expected Monday morning.