Immigration

Legislation

State bills related to Immigration

 

ACR 1 - Immigration: public charges
DRC Support

ACR 1 correctly notes the proposed rule change is counter to California’s values and undermines health and safety in our communities. DRC believes the proposed rule will harm people with disabilities because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will look at whether a person’s health makes them more or less likely to become a public charge.

ACR 1 Position Letter (pdf)
ACR 1 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 29 - Medi-Cal: eligibility
DRC Support

SB 29 would remove immigration status as a basis for exclusion from the Medi-Cal program. This is an important and necessary change to make our public health system work better, our economy stronger, and reduce discrimination, especially for persons with disabilities who are immigrants.

SB 29 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 29 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 4 - Medi-Cal: eligibility
DRC Support

This bill would remove immigration status as a basis for exclusion from the Medi-Cal program. This is an important and necessary change to make our public health system work better, our economy stronger, and reduce discrimination, especially for persons with disabilities who are immigrants.

AB 4 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 4 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 398 - Protection and advocacy agency
DRC Support and Sponsor

DRC was established in 1978 as California’s designated protection and advocacy (P&A) system pursuant to what is, as amended, the federal Developmentally Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (codified at 42 U.S.C. §§ 15041-15045; DD Act) to advocate on behalf of the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities.

SB 398 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 398 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 622 - Civil detention facilities: state investigation
DRC Support

SB 622 requires the custodian of the civil detention facility holding noncitizens detained for the purposes of civil immigration proceedings to immediately notify (within 2 hours) the Attorney General of any death in civil custody.

SB 622 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 622 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 163 - Services for unaccompanied undocumented minors: facilities liaison
DRC Support

This bill would require the Department of Social Services to create a facilities liaison position within its immigration services unit to, among other duties, connect state‑licensed group homes, short‑term residential therapeutic programs (STRTPs) foster family agencies, and resource families that serve undocumented immigrant youth with appropriate supports and services, including, but not limited to, legal services, mental health assessments and services, and public benefits, as specified.

AB 163 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 163 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 1324 - Foster children: immigration counsel
DRC Support

This bill requires the Department of Social Services (DSS), if funding is available, to contract with qualified nonprofit legal services organizations to provide legal services to undocumented immigrant dependent children or nonminor dependents of the juvenile court or who have orders for placement through the juvenile court, and requires the child welfare agency to notify the youth's attorney when the youth is an undocumented immigrant.

AB 1324 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 1324 Position Letter (rtf)