Tuesday, May 1, 2007


Welcome to the California Immigrant Policy Center blog. Here, you can learn about the issues affecting the state's immigrants and communities. You can also take a look at our website - www.caimmigrant.org - to find out more about our organization and partners.

Immigrant issues are an important concern to all Californians right now. Approximately 50% of our state's residents are immigrants or the children of immigrant parents. The success of our state depends upon the well-being of our immigrant families. We must have a vision for California's diverse communities to remain a strong, vibrant, and dynamic state. We need policies in place that allows all of our state's residents to thrive. Immigrant issues ARE California's issues. Our futures are tied together, and the policies that support our state's economy and residents benefit all of us. Access to education, healthcare, job training, adult education, housing, and fair wages are just a few of the issues that are important to every worker, every family, every Californian. Immigrants are no different. Just like all of us, they live in our neighborhoods and communities, and they work hard for a living. Immigrants don't require special treatment. They deserve the same benefits as every taxpayer and resident - a decent and affordable life.

I invite you to visit our blog on a regular basis to learn more about the issues affecting immigrants and California's communities. Policy makers are considering key state and federal issues this spring, and we plan to bring you the voices of experts on these proposals and debates. Stay tuned and thanks for visiting.

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