Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Latino lawmakers move to reverse decades of anti-immigrant legislation

LA Times
Melanie Manson and Patrick McGreevy
June 22, 2014

Two decades after California voters took a hard line on illegal immigration, affirmative action and bilingual education, an ascendant class of Latino lawmakers is seeking to rewrite the books and discard the polarizing laws.

Flexing its growing clout in Sacramento, this generation of legislators is returning to the 1990s-era fights that propelled them into politics. On Monday, they will mark 20 years since Proposition 187 — the landmark initiative withholding public services such as healthcare and education from those in the country illegally — qualified for the ballot.

Full Story: http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80587883/

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