April 7, 2022
The IEB would allocate $2.5 billion to address historic exclusions by:
AB 1766 will expand access to California Identification Cards to all Californians, regardless of immigration status. Lack of identification is one of the largest barriers to successful reentry into the community as IDs are essential to securing housing, social services, and other benefits.
AB 937 would further limit California’s participation in the arrest-to-deportation pipeline. AB 937 protects immigrants and refugees—who have earned release from state prisons and local jails after serving their time—from being transferred to ICE upon their release, essentially preventing them from facing double punishment.
AB 2195 will protect Californians from the lasting harmful consequences of drug convictions by providing prosecutors with the discretion to offer an alternative plea. People facing a possible drug conviction would be able to plead to a felony or misdemeanor public nuisance as a substitute for a drug charge, as long as the prosecutor and public defender are in agreement.
SB 972 will modernize the California Retail Food Code (CRFC) to include sidewalk food vendors and bring thousands of micro-entrepreneurs, who are immigrants, into the food economy. Sidewalk vending is a crucial and culturally significant means for undocumented immigrants to earn a living.
Join us on Immigrant Day 2022 to take the lead by advocating for these important steps to better the lives of our immigrant communities across the state.
Interested in taking a leadership role? You can sign up to become a Legislative Lead who will help organize and guide the legislative visit.Please click here to sign up for our final Legislative Lead Training on Tuesday, April 11th, which will be in both English and Spanish.
#ImmigrantDay2022 is about educating and empowering our community to engage in the legislative and budgetary process. It is a crucial step in ensuring that our future is in our own hands. We look forward to seeing you there!