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Californians without papers will be able to obtain an identity card

Supporting inclusion and economic opportunity, street vendors will have easier access to health permits

SACRAMENTO – As other states cruelly target migrants and vilify immigration, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the signing of legislation that will support immigrants, advance equity and expand opportunity.

What does that mean?

  • Undocumented Californians will be able to obtain state identification cards, a crucial step towards inclusion and meaningful participation in our communities and economy.

  • Street vendors can more easily obtain local health permits, promoting greater economic inclusion and opportunity.

  • Immigrant students will have better access to in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, and ESL courses at community colleges. In addition, immigrant student borrowers will have more options for financing their college education.

  • Provides low-income Californians, regardless of immigration status, with eligibility for legal assistance in civil matters affecting basic human needs.

  • Access to community health workers and promoters who can facilitate and provide culturally and linguistically appropriate care.

  • Cal/OSHA signs will be provided in different languages ​​to protect workers and support safe workplaces.

  • Another plea system will be created for defendants charged with drug-related offenses, which mitigates particular damages for non-citizen Californians.

“California is expanding opportunities for everyone, regardless of immigration status,” Governor Newsom said. “We are a safe haven state – a majority minority state, where 27% of us are immigrants. That’s why I’m proud to announce the signing of today’s bills to further support our immigrant community, making our state stronger every day.

A full list of invoices in the package can be found here:

  • AB 1232 by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) – Community Colleges: Non-Resident Tuition: English as a Second Language Course.

  • AB 1766 by Assemblyman Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) – Department of Motor Vehicles: driver’s license and ID cards.

  • AB 1777 by Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) – Migrant Education: Extended School Year Program: Average Daily Attendance.

  • AB 2004 by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) – California DREAM Loan Program.

  • AB 2068 by Assemblyman Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) – Occupational Safety and Health: Assignments: Languages ​​Spoken.

  • AB 2193 by Rep. Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) – Civil Representation: Immigration Status.

  • AB 2195 by Assemblyman Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) – Crimes: Nuisance.

  • AB 2697 by Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) – Medi-Cal: Community Health Worker Services.

  • SB 972 by Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) – California Retail Food Code.

  • SB 1141 by Sen. Monique Limόn (D-Santa Barbara) – Public Post-Secondary Education: Non-Resident Tuition Payment Exemption.

Last month, Governor Newsom signed SB 836 by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), prohibiting the disclosure of a person’s immigration status in open court in a criminal case by any party without the approval of the judge.

For the full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.

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