State bills related to Immigration
ACR 1 - Immigration: public charges
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.
SB 29 - Medi-Cal: eligibility
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.
AB 4 - Medi-Cal: eligibility
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.
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 622 - Civil detention facilities: state investigation
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.
AB 163 - Services for unaccompanied undocumented minors: facilities liaison
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 1324 - Foster children: immigration counsel
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.