Releases & Statements

November 10, 2015

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, issued the following statement regarding the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling regarding the expansion of President Obama’s executive order on immigration:

October 27, 2015

(SACRAMENTO) – On behalf of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, Chairman Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) issued a letter to the Presidents of Comcast and NBCUniversal expressing their deep concern and disappointment regarding the decision to invite and allow Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump to serve as a guest host of Saturday Night Live on November 7th.  The letter states:

October 10, 2015

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1461, the California New Motor Act, authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento).  This historic legislation is also sponsored by Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

October 08, 2015

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus is proud to announce the investment of $15 million for Immigrant Services funding for qualified non-profit organizations. This year’s state budget included funding that provides qualified non-profits with the resources to provide education, outreach and legal services to lawful permanent residents eligible for citizenship and immigrants eligible for deferred action under the President’s Executive Orders. This is a record-amount ever allocated in the state’s budget for such services.

September 17, 2015

SACRAMENTO - The University of California, Merced (UC Merced) is the country’s 12th most diverse college campus in the nation, according to the “Most Diverse Colleges” ranking release by BestColleges.com. The ranking published focuses on diversity as it is a fundamental element of higher education and beyond. Students who are exposed to a wide range of racial and ethnic groups throughout their college experience are better prepared for the diverse workforce, which they will enter upon graduation.

September 03, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and Vice-Chair Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), issued the following statement regarding the historic leadership election which took place earlier today.

July 09, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and Assemblymember Susan Talamantes-Eggman (D-Stockton) announced the findings of a report regarding the status of Latino elected officials in California.

June 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and Vice-Chair Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), issued the following statement regarding today’s Budget agreement.

“While Congress continues to shirk its responsibility to pass comprehensive immigration reform, California is once again leading the way with significant and meaningful investments towards improving the lives of immigrants throughout the state.

June 11, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and Vice-Chair Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), issued the following statement regarding the Library of Congress appointing Juan Felipe Herrera, a son of migrant farmworkers, the first Latino Poet Laureate of the United States.

June 04, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair and Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, announced all nine of the Caucus’ priority bills successfully passed from their Legislative house of origin.