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Expedited Certification Process for U Visa and T Visa Applicants Signed into Law

Sacramento –Assembly Bill 917, authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes was signed into law by Governor Newsom.  AB 917 changes the certification process required for a U-Visa or T-Visa application to 30 days, or 7 days if the applicant is in removal proceedings.  The T-Visa and U-Visa programs were created by Congress nearly twenty years ago to provide a process for immigrant victims of crimes to remain in the United States and to create a safe space for immigrant communities to assist law enforcement investigations.

Governor Signs Reyes’ Census Legislation

Sacramento –Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1666 which requires the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office to partner with local educational agencies to make information about the 2020 federal decennial census available to students and their parents at schools.  Assemblymember Reyes introduced AB 1666 in response to concerns that California may have difficulties in achieving a full census count due to the intimidation targeting immigrant communities and misinformation about the importance of the census.

Reyes’ Legislation to Assist Survivors of Campus Doctor Headed to the Governor’s Desk

Sacramento- Today, Assembly Bill 1510 authored by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) was voted out of the Assembly on concurrence and heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.  AB 1510 which will give victims of sexual assault that occurred at the University of Southern California student health center, an additional year to file their civil claims. The pattern of behavior revealed in the media coverage and through the subsequent witness testimonies provided shocking details of sexual assault and harassment inflicted on patients while Dr.