RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — A Riverside County lawmaker, citing labor shortages in California’s agricultural and service industries, Wednesday co-introduced legislation that would establish the framework for creation of a resident worker permit program for undocumented immigrants.
Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, co-authored the California Resident Worker Program and Economic Stabilization Act with Anne Caballero, D- Salinas, Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, and Devon Mathis, R-Visalia, on the same day that the Justice Department threatened Los Angeles and 22 other so-called sanctuary cities with subpoenas if they fail to provide documents related to local law enforcement policies on sharing information with federal immigration authorities.
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“The national debate around immigration has become a serious impediment to effectively resolving this looming economic crisis. Timing is critical and our state is willing to do
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