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Immigrants in California

photo - Leon Panetta Video: A Conversation with Leon Panetta Former secretary of defense and White House chief of staff Leon Panetta talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about federal and state efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses the role of political leadership during turbulent times. Read More
photo - Mother and Children Playing Ball Outdoors Creating a Safety Net for Immigrant Communities 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. Read More
photo - US Capitol Federal Action—or Inaction—Will Shape California’s Recovery 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. Read More
photo - Man at Kitchen Sink Looking Out Window Will This Recession Deepen California’s Economic Divide? The current downturn is having a disproportionate impact on low-income Californians and communities of color. Deliberate policy action can help create an equitable recovery and broaden long-term economic opportunity. Read More
photo - Female College Student Holding Notebook in Unversity Corridor The DACA Ruling and California’s Dreamers What does this week’s US Supreme Court ruling mean for the nearly 200,000 DACA recipients in California? Read More
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