AG Becerra Issues Guidance and Model Policies on Immigrant Access to Public Facilities

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently issued guidance and model policies to ensure that facilities throughout the state remain accessible to all California residents. Pursuant to SB 54 (Chapter 495, Statutes of 2017), the California Attorney General was required to consult appropriate stakeholders and publish model policies limiting assistance with immigration enforcement to the fullest extent possible consistent with federal and state law at health facilities operated by a state or political subdivision of the state, public schools, public libraries, courthouses, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement facilities, the Agricultural Relations Board, the Division of Workers Compensation, and others.

CHEAC participated in a stakeholder meeting at the California Attorney General’s Office with other applicable entities and organizations to provide input on the development of the publication, “Promoting Safe and Secure Healthcare Access for All.”  Additional publications related to access of other public facilities are accessible on the Attorney General’s website here.