If you’re in California illegally, but feel compelled to offer your services to your adopted state, you may be eligible to serve on all state and local boards and commissions under a new law being debated in Sacramento.
The bill would make it legal to appoint any resident over the age of 18 to a civil office regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Under current law, an appointee needs to be a U.S. citizen.
The Sacramento Bee reports that federal law prohibits residents without legal status from seeking salaried positions, however immigrants granted work authorization under the Federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be eligible for pay.
As we’ve seen in the past, Sacramento has a situational view of federal law.