Releases & Statements

March 25, 2014

Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus and California Legislative Black Caucus issued the following joint statement regarding the disinformation campaign surrounding SCA 5:

March 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, along with chairs of the state’s major Legislative Caucuses called on President Barack Obama to change his Administration’s deportation policies and take executive action to end unnecessary separation of families. 

February 13, 2014

SACRAMENTO - California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Vice Chair, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) released the statement below following the announcement that California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard was retiring from the state’s highest court:

January 30, 2014

Sacramento, CA – The California Latino Legislative Caucus today released a report entitled A Statistical Picture of Latinos in California which analyzed key demographic, employment and social data concerning the Latino community.

Among the major findings, the report found:

January 09, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus sent a letter to the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) urging an expedited implementation of Assembly Bill 60 which was signed into law last year.  AB 60, which allows for the issuance of driver’s licenses to undocumented residents, was authored by Assembly Member Luis Alejo (D – Salinas) and co-authored by members of the Latino Caucus. Passage of the bill was a top priority of the Caucus.

January 02, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA- The California Latino Legislative Caucus applauds the State Supreme Court for its unanimous decision today to allow for the admission of Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant who passed the bar exam, to the State Bar of California.

November 19, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Latino Legislative Caucus has submitted a supplemental Amicus Brief urging the California Supreme Court to admit Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant who passed the bar exam, to the State Bar of California. This Brief follows in the wake of AB 1024’s successful passage through the legislature.

November 12, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/ Long Beach), Chairman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, today released the following statement:

“This has been a banner year for the Latino Caucus. We set out to make a difference and were able to make major strides in improving the lives of all Californians by facilitating driver’s licenses for the undocumented community, expanding health care access to the uninsured, and expanding educational opportunities for millions of students.

October 24, 2013

SACRAMENTO – In light of news reports that the NRA and other extreme right wing Republican organizations are looking to launch recall efforts against five Latino legislators, Senator Ricardo Lara (D–Huntington Park/ Long Beach), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, has released the following statement:

October 05, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Following in the wake of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s signing of AB 60 which would grant undocumented immigrants a driver's license, today Governor Brown signed seven additional bills that will help the undocumented individuals and students living in this state pursue their higher education and professional careers . Senator Ricardo Lara (D–Huntington Park/ Long Beach), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, released the following statement: