California politicians have been attracting national headlines for their outrageous, liberal policies in recent months. From allowing undocumented students to pay in-state college tuition to encouraging sanctuary state status, democrat leaders throughout the Golden State are not backing down when it comes to granting privileges to those who enter the country unlawfully.
Now State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) have introduced Senate Bill 174, which would grant any Californian over 18, regardless of legal status, the right to sit on state boards and commissions in policy areas that include farm labor, history and employment development.
The bill would amend an existing law that prohibits individuals from holding office if they are not U.S. citizens at the time of their appointment.
“Undocumented Californians are our neighbors, co-workers and parents, and as lawmakers we can’t make good policy if their voices are left out of the discussion,” Lara stated.
Federal law excludes undocumented residents from seeking salaried positions. However, immigrants approved to work under the Federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be eligible for pay. Therefore each board or commission would have to examine federal law to determine if the appointee can be compensated for the work based on his or her individual immigration status
This is not the first time Lara has championed to expand benefits and rights to those who enter California illegally. In recent years, the legislator from Los Angeles County has supported bills to expand health care coverage to undocumented immigrants, including a proposal this year to offer Medi-Cal coverage to illegal adults.
However this most recent move to push for illegals to be appointed/elected to state boards and commissions has caused an uproar even in this very left-wing state.
California resident and political commentator Tomi Lahren has encouraged this far-left policy move, believing it will help Republicans win back seats in the state.
“Go as far to the left as you want to because people are going to speak up,” Lahren stated. “The more that the California representatives move to the left on this issue, the more fed up Californians are becoming,” she added.
Her prediction appears to be coming true. Not only are cities throughout the state pushing back on becoming safe havens under Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s sanctuary state law, but outrage over Senate Bill 174 has continued to grow as well.
Perhaps Californians are finally waking up to the fact that decades of liberal policies are destroying their once productive and prosperous state.