Comprehensive Immigration Reform & Executive Actions
The Latino Caucus works hard to promote legislation and support efforts that provide a pathway to citizenship for our nation’s undocumented residents. California alone has 2.5 million undocumented immigrants. In the absence of comprehensive federal immigration reform, California has passed landmark legislation to help improve the lives of immigrants, including the California Dream Act, the TRUST Act, the Reuniting Immigrant Families Act, the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and the Safe and Responsible Drivers Act. To view an informational briefing on comprehensive immigration reform, please click here.
This site will be continually updated to provide residents with current information on these efforts at the federal and state levels.
California Immigrant Guide:
The State of California has launched an online clearinghouse called the “California Immigrant Guide” that provides information on state-funded programs benefitting immigrants in California. The website can be found at www.immigrantguide.ca.gov
In an effort to centralize existing information, the California Immigrant Guide links to state agency webpages with useful information on programs and services for immigrants. The website is ADA compliant and is translated into the most commonly spoken languages by immigrants and refugees in California: Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Farsi, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. The website currently highlights four main program areas: Learn English, Find Jobs and Training, Education, and Legal Help and Citizenship.
Given the recent rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the website has information for DACA grantees on accessing legal services to renew, as well as information on the impact of this decision on key state programs.
Immigration Services Contractors:
The California Department of Social Services, Immigration Branch funds qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services to immigrants who reside in the State of California. Immigration services include the following six service categories: (1) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); (2) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Naturalization; (3) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Other Immigration Remedies; (4) Legal Training and Technical Assistance Services; (5) Education and Outreach Activities; and (6) Services to Assist Individuals with Removal Defense.
For a list of Immigration Services Contractors receiving funding by region, click on the following links: