(Sacramento, CA) – Assembly Bill 1862, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-East Los Angeles), was approved by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today on a bi-partisan basis with a vote of 8-1. The bill will appropriate $10 million to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to provide immigration services to individuals who are current or former recipients of the federal Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo today issued the following response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit and the Trump Administration’s decision to sue the State of California over immigration laws:
“We are here to tell Attorney General Sessions’ that his senseless posturing and xenophobic remarks are not welcome in the state of California. The values of our state are very different from the divisive rhetoric of the White House, especially when it comes to the immigrant community and the undocumented population.
(Sacramento) – Today, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) presented her first legislative measure, House Resolution (HR) 69, on the Assembly Floor. As the only member of the state legislature of Salvadoran background it is a personal issue she is uniquely qualified to lead on. The resolution urges the President to reverse his decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation of Salvadorans and to work with Congress to find a path to legal status for these valuable members of our community. HR 69 was adopted on a bipartisan vote.
“My office is aware of the shooting that took place at Sal Castro Middle School this morning in the 51st Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles). “This is the last thing any parent thinks of as they see their kids off to school each day and I’m sure I echo the gratitude of many parents for the fast actions of teachers and administrators involved who put the safety of students first as law enforcement arrived to the school.”