The “Trust Act” law approved in California in 2012 finally went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014 in what many have described as one of the most significant victories for the Latino community in the U.S.

The measure limits deportations exclusively to dangerous undocumented immigrants and those with records of violent crimes, so immigrants stopped for minor infractions will not be handed over to Federal migration institutions. This is an attempt to reduce the deportations that reached a historic record in the U.S. during 2013.

According to CNN, starting on Wednesday, police departments in California will only deliver information to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on immigrants with serious crime records in accordance with the “Trust Act” Law (California Trust Act, SB 1081).