Tuesday, October 11, 2011

California Legislation on Immigrants

The immigrants' rights bills Governor Brown has signed into law include:
  • AB 130 (Cedillo, AD-45) signed on July 25, 2011 and AB 131 (Cedillo) signed on October 8, 2011 -- Together, the bills are known as the California DREAM Act, providing eligibility for private and state-funded financial aid to undocumented students;
  • AB 207 (Ammiano, AD-13) signed on October 3, 2011 -- Establishing statewide rules on documents that may be required in public school enrollment, facilitating compliance with Plyler v. Doe and the enrollment of all children, regardless of status;
  • AB 353 (Cedillo) signed on October 9, 2011 -- Restricting the ability of law enforcement to impound vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers and facilitating the release of vehicles that are impounded;
  • AB 844 (Lara, AD-50) signed on October 8, 2011 -- Allowing undocumented student government leaders in California colleges to receive grants or scholarships to facilitate their service the same as other student leaders; and
  • AB 1236 (Fong, AD-22) signed on October 9, 2011 -- Barring cities and counties from mandating use of the flawed and voluntary federal e-verify program (preventing several California cities from continuing to implement their E-verify mandate ordinances).
  • Provided by MALDEF

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