Skip to comments.Gov. Brown Urges $3 Million In Legal Aid For Immigrant Children
Posted on 08/22/2014 5:33:36 PM PDT by Steelfish
Gov. Brown Urges $3 Million In Legal Aid For Immigrant Children Jerry Brown California Gov. Jerry Brown, seen here in Lake Tahoe on Aug. 19, announced a proposal this week to provide $3 million in legal aid to immigrant children. By MELANIE MASON AND KATE LINTHICUM
Seeking to address a swell of unaccompanied children from Central America who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally in recent months, Gov. Jerry Brown and other California lawmakers announced a proposal Thursday to provide $3 million in legal aid to those minors.
The bill, if approved, would steer taxpayer money to nonprofit organizations that provide legal help to unaccompanied minors facing deportation.
Pro bono lawyers who specialize in such cases say they have been overwhelmed by demand amid a surge of immigration. They say many children, including some who have asylum claims, are being forced to navigate the complex immigration system alone.
Brown, who is up for reelection in November, said that helping immigrant children is a matter of values.
"Helping these young people navigate our legal system is the decent thing to do and it's consistent with the progressive spirit of California," Brown said.
The proposal drew support from immigrant advocates who are working with the children, many of whom say they are fleeing a rise in gang violence in Honduras and El Salvador. In the first half of this year, about 3,900 Central American minors detained at the border were released to guardians in California to wait as their deportation cases are heard.
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Hey; Governor MOONBEAM (progressive/communist), go perform an anatomically impossible act upon yourself.
That money will never end up in the right hands, more likely a non-profit set up by Brown or one of his cronies...
I was thinking that the Pubbies could stop this because the RATS no longer have a 2/3 majority in the Senate but the RATS got an initiative through to lower the requirement to 55%.
Sorry but this is a done deal.
It is even worse than I thought. Prop 25 passed in 2010 says only a simple majority is required to pass a budget.
CA is truly scroomed—screwed and doomed.
Yet Californians keep electing and reelecting these degenerates. Bwahahaha.