Last year, community members, advocates, and policymakers worked together to advance vital protections for immigrant communities and defend pro-immigrant policies established in previous years. As we continue to work alongside community partners and policymakers to implement those protections, we are determined to move forward thoughtful, creative, and powerful solutions that reflect our values and protect our communities.

Ten million immigrants call the Golden State home, and nearly three million Californians are undocumented. As neighbors and loved ones, parents and children, workers and students, immigrants are deeply rooted in communities across the state.

Our families, our communities, and our most deeply-held principles continue to face attacks from a federal administration devoted to discrimination and exploitation. We all have a stake in preserving the fundamental ideal that all people are created equal. Now is the time to uphold our common humanity by advancing bold and inclusive policies in California that protect, defend, and break past xenophobic federal policies.

We are pleased to share the 2018 CIPC Policy Agenda, which includes crucial legislative, budgetary and administrative advocacy that CIPC is leading or co-leading. For more details regarding budget proposals and Governor Brown’s proposed 2018-19 budget please click here.


CIPC's Policy Agenda 2018 contains information on the following:

Access to Health Care & Public Benefits

  • Justice in the Safety-Net: Removing Immigrant Exclusions Platform
  • Health for All Adults
  • Access to CA Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) for Immigrant Tax Filers
  • AB 2066 (Stone) & Budget Advocacy
  • Food4All: Strengthening & Modernizing CalFresh
  • Public Charge

Fighting Mass Detentions & Deportations

  • SB 244 (Lara) Privacy Protection Act
  • “One California” CDSS Immigration Services Funding
  • Implementation of SB 54, The CA Values Act and AB 2792, the TRUTH Act

Immigrant Integration & Inclusion

  • AB 2184 (Chiu) Immigrant Business Inclusion Act

Administrative Advocacy & Budget Advocacy

  • CalSavers (CA Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program)

For an in depth look at these policy advocacy efforts, view our:

CIPC Policy Agenda 2018


CIPC Steering Committee

CIPC’s 2018 Policy Agenda was developed in conversation with our Steering Committee comprised of 14 organizational members, representing coalitions of immigrant communities across the state. The Steering Committee members include: the Alameda County United in Defense of Immigrant Rights (ACUDIR)/ Full Rights Empowerment and Equality – San Francisco (FREE SF) - JOINT SEAT, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA), Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA), Central American Resource Center in Los Angeles (CARECEN LA), Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC), Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO), Council on American-Islamic Relations - California (CAIR), Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ICIJ), Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC), and Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN).

In addition to our 2018 policy agenda, CIPC is actively supporting a number of other proposed legislation to protect immigrants and their families.


For more information:

Gina Da Silva, Government Affairs Manager, at

Layla Razavi, Policy Director, at