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CIPC Hails Federal Court Injunction as a Victory for Immigrant Communities Nationwide

Los Angeles, CA October 11, 2019 – CIPC applauds the decision by a New York federal court to issue a nationwide injunction against the Trump Administration’s widely criticized and dangerous public charge rule. The expanded public charge rule seeks to deny immigrants permanent residency for using key safety net programs, including nutrition, health, and housing […]

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Bill To Protect the Health of Undocumented Californians Clears Key Health Committee

Sacramento, CA, April 10, 2019  – Yesterday evening, members of the Assembly Health Committee passed AB 4 (Bonta, Chiu, and Santiago), which would provide access to comprehensive Medi-Cal coverage for all low-income Californians, regardless of immigration status. The bill is moving through the legislature at a time when the Trump administration’s policies have heightened a […]

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California’s “Sanctuary State” law continues to protect immigrants despite mistaken lower court ruling

Sept. 28, 2018 – Yesterday, a state Superior Court judge based in Orange County issued a ruling in a lawsuit filed by the city of Huntington Beach against California’s “Sanctuary State” law, SB 54 or the California Values Act. The ruling has no effect on SB 54’s application in California’s 58 counties, over 350 “general […]

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California Groups Push Back on Trump’s Proposal To Punish Immigrant Families

Sept. 24, 2018 – A powerful California coalition of health care, nutrition, anti-poverty, education, children’s and immigrant rights stakeholders denounced the Trump Administration’s latest attack on immigrant families. This weekend the Department of Homeland Security released its proposal to restrict the ability for lawfully present immigrants who have accessed public assistance to obtain permanent residency […]

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CIPC applauds Gov. Brown’s signing of laws to support immigrant vendors and small business owners

Sacramento, CA, Sept. 17, 2018 – In response to Governor Brown’s signing of SB 946 (Lara), the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act, today, and AB 2184 (Chiu), the Immigrant Business Inclusion Act, late Friday, Gina Da Silva, Government Affairs Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center, issued the following statement. We celebrate the signing of these […]

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Five CA cities reject anti-immigrant agenda, amidst community outcry

April 4, 2018 – Last night, city councils in Fullerton (Orange County) and West Covina (LA County) rejected anti-immigrant attempts to join the Trump administration’s baseless lawsuit against California’s “sanctuary” laws, while a city council member in Porterville (Tulare County) withdrew an ordinance to exempt the city from SB 54 after community outcry. Also last night, the city of Santa Ana, […]

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Op-Ed: ICE Out of California coalition: ICE’s abuses have no place in California

Feb. 22, 2018 – In response to President Trump’s comments today regarding the possibility of pulling federal deportation agents from California, the ICE Out of California coalition – including Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, California Immigrant Policy Center, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and PICO California – issued the following statement: […]

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CIPC praises landmark bill to get CA out of devastating deportations

Dec. 7, 2016 – Today, community and civil rights groups across the state are hailing the introduction of the California Values Act, SB 54 by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León. In a direct challenge to Donald Trump’s threats to deport millions of people, the bill will make sure that California does not use any state or […]