Tuesday morning, Democratic lawmakers pulled the tarp off of an immigration package containing 10 bills that the state legislators hope will build momentum for federal immigration action.
One of the bills, proposed by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) would allow enrollment in Medi-Cal for immigrants so long as they qualify, regardless of their immigration status. Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) has also proposed a bill that would prohibit businesses from refusing to provide service on the basis of citizenship or immigration status.
Will this bill package help spur federal immigration action? Would you change anything about the bills proposed?
Polo Morales, political director for CHIRLA, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Joe Guzzardi, national media director for CAPS, Californians for Population Stabilization