After facing years of brutal cuts where California’s working and immigrant families have been adversely impacted, it seems the tide is changing. We are committed to seeing to it that our Governor and elected officials continue turning the corner and champion an inclusive budget which provides tools for all families to succeed.
PuBLIc benefits and immigrants
Programs critical to maintaining a safety net for immigrant workers and their families include the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP), Medi-Cal and CalWORKs.
The Cost of Cutting Immigrant Programs: Illness, Hunger & Homelessness
A recent CIPC report concludes that cutting public benefit programs will not serve California well by increasing homelessness, emergency room use and putting vulnerable seniors, the disabled, and children at risk. Instead of targeting the state’s safety net services and core programs, California must use its budget to invest in its future by allowing all working families to thrive.
Governor Brown Sign 2012-2013 Budget
May 2012: May Revise Update
January 2012: Governor Brown Releases Budget Early; Includes Devastating Cuts!
CIPC participates in several statewide efforts to protect state-funded programs and services available to immigrants and their families, including:
For information and to take action in our advocacy to protect public benefits for lawful immigrants in California, please see our Budget Action page.