Assembly members from San Diego, Los Angeles and Sacramento plan to introduce legislation Wednesday that will welcome refugees to the Golden State.
Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher from San Diego, Adrin Nazarian from Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley and Kevin McCarty from Sacramento have scheduled a news conference for 11:30 a.m. to introduce the legislation.
The backers say the California Welcomes Refugees package “pushes back on religious and racially charged hate rhetoric from the federal government” that has attempted to limit refugees and other immigrants.
The package will provide refugees with in-state tuition at public colleges, help those who worked for the U.S. military apply for a professional license, earmark $5 million for refugee education and declare June 20 as World Refugee Day in the state.
The three assembly members represent the counties with the largest refugee populations in California. Last year, nearly 8,000 refugees arrived in the state.
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