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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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California Immigrant Policy Center: Governor’s Budget Avoids Cuts to Vital Investments for Low-Income Immigrants but Falls Short in Putting Immigrant Families on Equitable Footing

“Californians deserve a people-centered budget that provides food security, cares for people when they are out of work, and lifts people out of poverty – all in service of a […]

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California to Expand State ID Eligibility to All California Residents: Over 1.6 Million Undocumented Californians Can Acquire a State ID by 2027

LOS ANGELES, CA – In a victory for immigrant families and communities across California, today the governor signed AB 1766 (CA IDs 4 ALL) into law. AB 1766 will make […]

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CIPC Applauds Biden “Public Charge” Regulation as Major Win For Immigrant Families in California

Sacramento, California — A new “public charge” regulation, published on September 9th by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), secures critical protections to facilitate immigrant families’ access to the […]

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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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Amid Skyrocketing Inflation, California to Become the First State to Provide Food Assistance to Undocumented Californians 55 and Older

Food4All Coalition Celebrates Historic Win, Urges Continued Push to Remove Exclusions for All Ages Los Angeles – Last night, state leaders announced an agreement on the 2022-23 California State Budget, which […]

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California Makes History By Becoming the First State to Provide Access to Health Care for All Income-Eligible Residents, Regardless of Immigration Status

Los Angeles – With last night’s announcement of the state budget agreement, California makes history as the first state to agree to fully remove exclusions for Medi-Cal (California’s version of […]

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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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CA Set to Remove Exclusions to Food Assistance for Older Undocumented Californians, But Leaves Out Hundreds of Thousands Who Face Rising Food Insecurity

Los Angeles  – Today Governor Gavin Newsom announced his revised state budget plan, which included a proposal to remove exclusions to the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for Californians over […]

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California Poised to Become the First State to Provide Access to Full-Scope Healthcare for All Income-Eligible Residents, Regardless of Immigration Status

Los Angeles – Governor Gavin Newsom’s May revision of the proposed state budget today doubled down on a groundbreaking proposal to make California the first state to make Health4All a […]


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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New Report Underscores Urgency for #Health4All

Sacramento, CA — Today, researchers at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education unveiled a new report: “Towards Universal Health Coverage: Expanding Medi-Cal to Low-Income Undocumented Adults.” The […]

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Governor’s Budget Proposal May Mitigate Growing Health Crisis through Key Investments For #Health4All Young Adults

Today, California’s Governor Gavin Newsom released his 2019-2020 proposed budget. The proposal seeks to improve California’s health care system and includes a historic investment of $260 million towards comprehensive Medi-Cal […]

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CIPC applauds Gov. Newsom’s commitment to #Health4allYoungAdults

Sacramento, CA — The Executive Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center, Cynthia Buiza, released the following statement today in response to comments from Gov. Gavin Newsom. Today, Governor Newsom […]

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Hundreds of Thousands of Public Comments Opposing “Public Charge” Flood Department of Homeland Security

Proposed Rule That Would Punish Immigrant Families Has Generated Nationwide Opposition In a matter of hours, the Trump administration officially closes the public comment period on a proposed “public charge” […]

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California poised to fight back against Trump’s “public charge” attack on immigrants

Today, the Trump administration formally published a proposal that, if implemented, would punish immigrant families for accessing nutrition, housing, and medical care programs for which they are already eligible. The […]

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Trump administration seeks to punish immigrants for feeding their children, going to the doctor

CIPC denounces vindictive federal proposal that takes takes aim at food, health programs Today the Trump administration announced a proposal that, if implemented, would punish immigrant families for accessing nutrition, […]

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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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Immigrant Families Will Continue To Suffer Due To CA Budget Deal That Undercuts Core Values

Budget deal fails to include life-saving investments on #Health4All Elders & Young Adults; Anti-poverty investments leave behind many Californians excluded due to immigration status Today, the California legislature and Governor […]

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California Advances #Health4All Bills To Remove Exclusion Of Some Undocumented Immigrants In Medi-Cal

After success of recent Medi-Cal expansion of coverage to all children, SB 974 (Lara) and AB 2965 (Arambula) would further expand Medi-Cal to income-eligible young adult and senior populations, regardless […]

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Immigrant Health Advocates Applaud Efforts to Expand Healthcare for Undocumented and Uninsured Californians

Coalition of advocates support launch of Health4All Adults Campaign/h2> Today, members of the Health4All Coalition announced their support for “Health4All Adults”, a proposal to expand healthcare for low-income undocumented immigrants […]