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HR-69 (2017-2018)

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Revised  February 26, 2018
Corrected  February 22, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  February 16, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

House Resolution No. 69


Introduced by Assembly Members Carrillo and Santiago
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Lackey, Acosta, Aguiar-Curry, Arambula, Baker, Berman, Bloom, Bonta, Burke, Caballero, Cervantes, Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Eggman, Frazier, Friedman, Eduardo Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Gonzalez Fletcher, Gray, Grayson, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Levine, Limón, Low, Maienschein, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Reyes, Rodriguez, Rubio, Salas, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Weber, and Wood)

January 11, 2018


Relative to immigration.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


HR 69, as amended, Carrillo.

WHEREAS, On January 8, 2018, the Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security announced the termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador and that the designation will terminate on September 9, 2019; and
WHEREAS, The termination of the TPS designation will impact about 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador since the original TPS designation for El Salvador was established in 2001; and
WHEREAS, There are approximately 49,000 TPS holders from El Salvador who reside in California; and
WHEREAS, The TPS program was established by the United States congress Congress in 1990 to provide protection to foreign nationals and work authorization while they remain in the United States because they cannot return safely to their countries due to armed conflict, environmental disasters or epidemics, or other extraordinary conditions; and
WHEREAS, The extension for the TPS program that was approved by the United States Department of Homeland Security in 2016, which was for the period of September 10, 2016, through March 9, 2018, had cited the following reasons for the extension: a series of natural disasters and environmental challenges, including regional drought, that has impacted food security; infrastructure challenges, including a housing deficit of about 630,000 houses and a lack of potable water and electricity; increasing criminal violence and insecurity; and economic challenges such as high unemployment and poverty; and
WHEREAS, TPS holders from El Salvador contribute annually about $3.1 billion in gross domestic product and experience a high labor force participation rate of 88 percent; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly urges the President of the United States to reverse his decision to terminate the TPS designation for El Salvador; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Assembly urges the President and the Congress of the United States to create a legislative solution to establish permanent legal status for Salvadorans who were granted temporary protected status; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United States, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to the Majority Leader of the Senate, and to each Senator and Representative from California in the Congress of the United States, and to the author for appropriate distribution.
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