Jerry Brown on Immigration
National Guard for crime on border, not immigration
Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to withdraw National Guard troops from the state's southern border with Mexico, in defiance of the Trump administration's request for support from border states.
The original mission, approved by former
California Gov. Jerry Brown, was set to end March 31. The order Newsom plans will require the guard to immediately begin withdrawing troops but still give it until the end of March to do so. When Brown approved the mission, he said no California troops
would participate in immigration-related activities. He similarly ordered the troops to focus on combating transnational crime.
"This will not be a mission to build a new wall," Brown wrote at the time in a letter to
Trump administration officials. "It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life. And the California National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws."
Source: CBS News on 2018 California gubernatorial race
, Feb 11, 2019
Allow driver's license for undocumented immigrants
Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:
Status:Concurrence vote passed House, 55-21-2;
passed Senate 28-8-3; approved by Gov.Brown 10/3/2013
- Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to require an applicant for an original driver's license or identification card to submit satisfactory proof that the
applicant's presence in the United States is authorized under federal law.
- This bill would require the department to issue an original driver's license to a person who is unable to submit satisfactory proof that the applicant's presence in the US is
authorized under federal law if he or she meets all other qualifications for licensure and provides satisfactory proof to the department of his or her identity and California residency.
OnTheIssues Explanation: Undocumented immigrants have no federal authorization; this bill allows them to get a state driver's license regardless of their lack of federal authorization.
Source: California legislative voting records: AB 60
, Oct 3, 2013
Supports state aid to illegals' children and DREAM Act
Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement. The Dream Act benefits us by giving top students a chance to improve their lives. Under current law, undocumented students pay resident tuition rates if they have graduated from a
California high school and affirmed that they are in the process of applying to legalize their immigration status. Effective January 1, 2013, AB 131 will make this limited pool of students eligible to apply for Cal Grants and other state aid.
Source: California 2011 gubernatorial press release #17268
, Oct 8, 2011
Signed AB131: undocumented students college financial aid
Today, California invests in the dreams of talented undocumented students and in the economic future of our state. I applaud Governor Brown for signing AB 131 into law and affirming the students' role in creating a bright and prosperous future for
California. With California facing a deficit of one million college graduates by 2025, this law makes the most sense for our economy and society.
Source: Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A. Mayoral press release #015678
, Oct 8, 2011
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