California is Model for Common-Sense Approach to Immigrants

California is poised to become a leader in solving problems faced by immigrants with signatures by the governor on a number of important immigrant rights bills this legislative session. Important protections for civil liberties, prevention of problematic employer mandates, and opportunities for immigrant students topped the list of bills signed by Governor Jerry Brown over the past few days.

Bills signed by the governor that were sponsored or supported by the ACLU of California:

  • AB 130/131Dream Act of 2011. AB 130 allows students who meet in-state tuition requirements to apply for and receive specified non-state financial aid programs administered by California’s public colleges and universities. AB 131 allows students who meet the in-state tuition requirement to apply for and receive Cal Grants.
  • AB 1236 – E-Verify. Prohibits localities from mandating the