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)