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CHIRLA's 2017 Legislative Agenda

CHIRLA's ambitious 2017 Legislative Platform, includes more than a dozen pro-immigrant bills in addition to legislation on health care, education, criminal justice, consumer protection, and worker's rights.

Please click Click this Read/Download button to read or download the CHIRLA'S 2017 Legislative Platform pdf document.

CHIRLA policy victories for 2016

Once again, with a united front and a growing, empowered Latino and immigrant electoral block, we were able to accomplish quite a few things in the policy arena here at CHIRLA. Let's review what a fantastic year this was as we continue to make California the most immigrant-friendly state in the nation.

Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

Sacramento - On Friday, February 11, 2016, California State Senator Connie M. Leyva introduced the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, SB 1015, which would grant overtime protections to California's privately hired domestic workers by removing the 2017 sunset provision and making the law's provisions permanent.

USCIS Announces New Naturalization Fees

Washington D.C. - After years of advocacy, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced proposed changes to their Naturalization fees.

Waiting in the Wings: DACA Expansion and DAPA

President Obama’s recent executive orders have been on hold since February of 2015, but thanks to grassroots efforts and an onslaught of support from the City of Los Angeles,