Sacramento Update

California legislators welcome #Islamics with in-state tuition and jobs

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It’s as if San Bernardino never happened.

As the nation awaits a court ruling on President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees from entering the United States, California lawmakers had a different message Wednesday: You are welcome here.

A trio of Assembly Democrats – Kevin McCarty of Sacramento, Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego and Adrin Nazarian of Los Angeles – announced legislation that aims to ease the arrival and assimilation of refugees in this state, which has resettled more than 100,000 people over the past 15 years.

“We stand here today with one clear voice and one clear message: We want to welcome refugees,” McCarty said.

The package of bills focuses on helping refugees enter school and the workforce more quickly.

Read the whole story in the Sacramento Bee

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