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CIPC Calls on State Leaders to Advance an Equitable Budget for All Californians

Sacramento (Jan. 10, 2024) – The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom’s continued commitment to providing full-scope Medi-Cal coverage to all income-eligible Californians, regardless of immigration status, […]

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CIPC’s End of Legislative Session Update

Saturday, Oct. 14 was the deadline for Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign or veto bills that made it to his desk. In many ways, this marks the culmination of months, […]

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Safety Net for All Coalition Disappointed by Governor Newsom’s Veto of AB 2847, Commits to Continuing the Fight to Win Unemployment Benefits for Excluded Immigrant Workers

Sacramento, CA — Today, the Safety Net for All Coalition, composed of over 120 organizational members, expresses its disappointment over Governor Newsom’s veto of AB 2847 (E. Garcia), which would […]

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Celebrating Historic Investments Towards Immigrant Equity: The 2022-2023 State Budget and Implications for Immigrant Communities

On Sunday, the Governor and state legislature released their 2022-2023 budget agreement, which sets out how the state will spend over $300 billion. The centerpiece of the agreement includes a […]

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May Revision Proposes Historic investments for Immigrants but Doesn’t Go Far Enough to Address Disparities

Last Friday, Governor Newsom released the revision of his proposed 2022-2023 budget. The state is now projected to have a surplus bigger than California—or any state—has ever had:  $97.5 billion. […]

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Safety Net for All Coalition Urges the Inclusion of Unemployment Benefits for Excluded Immigrant Workers in the California State Budget

SACRAMENTO – In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May Revision to the proposed 2022-2023 state budget announced today, the Safety Net for All Coalition—made up of over 150 immigrant and […]


Building a California for All: Introducing CIPC’s 2022 Priorities

As we reflect on 2022 thus far, the need to address and combat California’s ever-widening racial and economic inequalities become even more salient. We are entering the third year of […]

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

Sacramento, CA — 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, […]

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Major victory for CA as judge throws out Trump admin’s suit against SB 54 (“Sanctuary” law), AB 103, and one section of AB 450

Sacramento, CA – This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez, a George W. Bush appointee, issued a new ruling which deals yet another significant defeat to the Trump administration. […]

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In defeat for Trump, judge rejects feds’ request to halt SB 54, “Sanctuary State” law, and AB 103

With some worker protections in AB 450 suspended, community groups call on employers to keep workplaces safe; Community leaders; legal experts available for interviews Today, U.S. District Court Judge John […]

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ICYMI: Key cities, counties, states back CA Values Act in flurry of court filings

Broad support for CA Values in stark contrast to acts of racism at certain city council meetings 2018.5.23 – As a new blog post from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s […]

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CIPC applauds CA Supreme Court’s decision to support gig economy workers on May Day

In response to yesterday’s groundbreaking California Supreme Court’s decision to support gig economy workers, Almas Sayeed, CIPC’s Deputy Director of Programs, issued the following statement: On this historic May Day, […]