California immigration

California’s immigration transformation

California’s immigration transformation

In 1994, California voters approved one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws in U.S. history, Proposition 187. Today, as we mark the 20th annual immigration day in Sacramento, our state is recognized as having the strongest pro-immigrant laws in the country.

California migrants praise Mexican birth certificate initiative

With a birth certificate a Mexican living in the US as an undocumented migrant can apply for other Mexican documents, such as a consular identification card and passport, and then avail themselves of recent US immigration reforms, notably the right to apply for a California driving licence, as well as President Barack Obama's executive action protecting millions from deportation.