More than 20,000 college-bound students are seeking state financial aid for the first time under California’s new Dream Act laws that allow them to get the help despite their immigration status.
Companies with at least 50 workers will face a penalty of up to $3,000 for each worker who receives subsidies via ObamaCare. If current illegal immigrants given probationary status are excluded from ObamaCare — and the fines that go with it — an employer may see that as an extra incentive to hire them instead of American citizens.
Legislation introduced Tuesday would give about 400,000 undocumented immigrants in California the same rights as citizens to unemployment benefits and various other government services. Assembly Bill 35 targets a select group of undocumented immigrants, participants in President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, who came to the United States as youths and have lived generally productive lives for numerous years.