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Video: A Conversation with US Senator Alex Padilla April 12 2021 Senator Padilla talks about what he hopes to accomplish in Washington and the importance of federal policymakers’ efforts on COVID-19 relief, infrastructure, and immigration reform.
Video: Californians and Their Government April 8 2021 PPIC’s Dean Bonner and Mark Baldassare discuss new statewide survey findings on a potential gubernatorial recall election, state and federal COVID relief, immigration reform, and other topics.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Could Diversify California’s Electorate March 26 2021 California is home to about a quarter of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. Federal reform that creates a pathway to citizenship would open the door to joining the electorate for millions of California residents.
Creating a Safety Net for Immigrant Communities January 21 2021 Through Disaster Relief Aid for Immigrants, California has dedicated $75 million to assist undocumented immigrants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked with Joseph Villela, director of Policy and Advocacy at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, about his organization’s experience in helping create this emergency program.
Federal Action—or Inaction—Will Shape California’s Recovery December 10 2020 State policymakers have many options for helping promote an equitable recovery from the current downturn. But federal policy choices will have an outsized impact on California’s workers and families, especially in the short term.