Calif. Bill Proposes Jobless Benefits For Illegal Immigrants

Law360, San Diego (December 12, 2012, 10:33 PM EST) -- A California lawmaker said Tuesday he had introduced legislation that seeks to allow for illegal immigrants who qualify for work permits under a federal program to receive unemployment benefits and other government assistance.

State Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-San Gabriel Valley, on Dec. 3 introduced the bill, which would extend unemployment benefits, state-administered medical services and state identification cards to immigrants who are part of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gives work permits to certain immigrants who came to the U.S. without...
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