5 Reasons California is Doing the Most for Immigration
5 Ways California is Doing the Most for Immigration
By Latina Staff | 10/09/2013 - 11:01

California Gov. Jerry Brown has been working hard to sign bills into law that will speed up the assmilation of immigrants in the country illegally -- at least throughout California. A study conducted by the University of Southern California found that over 2.6 million people in the state of California, the majority being Latinos, do not have legal status.

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California Governor Jerry Brown
California Governor to Sign Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver's Licenses
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/03/2013 - 10:17

California Gov. Jerry Brown made history last week after signing AB 10 into law -- a bill allowing the state to increase its minimum wage by $2.

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Minimum Wage Protest
California's New Minimum Wage Increase Will be the Nation's Highest
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/26/2013 - 11:33

Earlier this month, fast food workers in Los Angeles came together to protest for a higher hourly minimum wage, and it appears their effort was a success.

On Wednesday morning, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill called AB 10, approving a $2 minimum wage increase. This boost would make California's minimum wage the highest in the United States.

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Lawyer Sergio Garcia
California Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Practice Law
By Cristina Arreola | 09/26/2013 - 11:17

A new bill has reached the desk of California Gov. Jerry Brown, and it could make it easier to many undocumented immigrants to achieve the American Dream. 

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They Got More Bounce in California: 20 Latino Celebs with Cali Roots!
They Got More Bounce in California: 20 Latino Celebs with Cali Roots!
By Jill Pankow | 09/23/2013 - 15:58

Did you know that by 2014, Hispanics will be the largest group in California? It's true! And sure, many of your favorite Latino stars now call California home, but which celebs can say they resided in The Golden State before they chose a career in the spotlight? Many of us start California dreamin’ when the skies turn grey. Check out which of your favorite Latino stars never had to dream because they always called paradise home.

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Domestic Workers' "Bill of Rights" Passes in California
Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Passes in California
By Cristina Arreola | 09/13/2013 - 10:28

The California State Legislature has approved AB-241, better known as the Domestic Workers “Bill of Rights.”

The bill would guarantee overtime pay for domestic workers who work more than nine hours per day or 45 hours per week. 

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Domestic Workers Fight For "Bill of Rights" In California
Domestic Workers Fight For "Bill of Rights" In California
By Cristina Arreola | 09/11/2013 - 15:02

Domestic workers in California congregated on Tuesday to ask their state senators to pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. 

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UCLA Program Aims to Bring More Latino Doctors to Medically Underserved Areas
UCLA Program Aims to Bring More Latino Doctors to Medically Underserved Areas
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/16/2013 - 12:45

Over 2,000 foreign-trained Latin American doctors living in Southern California are currently not practicing medicine, according to Dr. Patrick Dowling, chairman of UCLA's Department of Family Medicine.

MedCity News reports that UCLA has created a program to increase the number of Latin American physicians in medically underserved areas in California, and improve care for patients.

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Albertsons Grocery Store
Woman Sues Boss Who Forced Her to Lift Heavy Objects – Reason She Lost Her Baby
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/09/2013 - 11:39

A 30-year-old California woman is suing her employer, Albertsons, for the death of her newborn baby.

Fox News Latino is reporting that Reyna Garcia, a general merchandise manager at the San Luis Obispo grocery store, was not allowed to take a break from heavy lifting despite multiple doctor’s notes resulting in the death of her baby.

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California road sign
There Are Now As Many Latinos in California as Non-Hispanic Whites
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/02/2013 - 15:14

Mi gente, as of today, there are just as many Latinos in California as there are non-Hispanic whites.

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