Calif. Pro-Immigrant Push Could Catch On In Other States

Law360, San Diego (September 19, 2013, 10:28 PM ET) -- California lawmakers have passed a spate of immigrant-friendly measures over the last month, including bills expanding rights to overtime pay, driver’s licenses and jury service, that experts say could accelerate similar reforms in other Democratic-leaning states if signed into law.

The passage of pro-immigrant legislation in California signals that states are going to continue to act on immigration reform until federal lawmakers move on the issue, according to experts.

“The failure of Congress to act has motivated the states to try to move immigration policy in...
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