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Issue Background

Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice

"We are a nation of immigrants. We recognize the continuing contributions of immigrants to our communities’ economic and cultural well-being."                              

FCLCA's Policy Statement on Human Rights

We support state actions and legislation to protect the rights of immigrants and to promote racial justice. 

In 2022, we are supporting, among other bills:

  • SB 17 to create an Office of Racial Equity  – FCLCA voiced support for this bill and for $40 million to create the Office of Racial Equity in Assembly and Senate Budget hearings.
  • Expanding full-scope Medi-Cal to all income-eligible adults regardless of immigration status. 
  • AB 2847 to set up a pilot wage replacement program for undocumented workers who are not covered by state unemployment insurance.