Releases & Statements

February 18, 2015

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus renewed calls for passage of comprehensive immigration reform in light of a federal judge’s ruling in Texas to postpone the processing of applications for Deferred Action under the President's November Executive Action.

December 01, 2014

(SACRAMENTO) — The California Latino Legislative Caucus (CLLC) has selected Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) as the new Chair heading into the 2015-16 Legislative year. The CLLC is currently comprised of 22 State Legislators—17 Assemblymembers and 5 Senators—and focuses primarily on improving the quality of life for families in California, with an emphasis on Latino communities.

November 20, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Senator Ricardo Lara issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement of Executive Action to help an estimated 4.4 million undocumented Americans:

September 08, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA – Responding to President Obama’s decision to dodge his self-imposed deadline for executive action on immigration, California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach) released the following statement:

August 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Senator Ricardo Lara issued the following statement in response to the selection of Daniel Alvarez as the next Secretary of the California State Senate, and first Latino to hold the position:

August 26, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Latino Legislative Caucus proudly welcomed Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, to the California State Capitol today.

August 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate voted 33-0 in favor of Senate Bill 396, authored by Senate President Pro Tempore-elect Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) and California Latino Legislative Caucus Chairman Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach), which will remove all unconstitutional provisions of Proposition 187 from state laws. The bill now heads to Governor Jerry Brown for consideration.

August 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and members of the Latino Legislative Caucus today announced legislation to provide legal services to the unaccompanied minors arriving in California from Central America.

“Helping these young people navigate our legal system is the decent thing to do and it’s consistent with the progressive spirit of California,” said Governor Brown.

July 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO – In response to Governor Jerry Brown's nomination today of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar as the next Associate Justice of the State Supreme Court, Senator Ricardo Lara (D - Huntington Park/Long Beach), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and Assembly Member Luis Alejo (D - Salinas), Vice Chair of the Caucus, have issued the following statement:

July 07, 2014

VENTURA COUNTY – On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus will tour Naval Base Ventura County, where undocumented, unaccompanied children are being held. They requested a visit to the facility to see the conditions the children are experiencing while being detained. There will be a teleconference briefing held after the visit to report on what they saw and actions that can be taken to help address this humanitarian crisis.