COVID-19 crisis or not, racist policies have no place in California

Extending tax credits to immigrant workers and their families now can end an exclusionary policy that exacerbates racial and economic inequities across communities

California has built many of its policy decisions on top of our nation’s long history of racist and anti-immigrant policies.

The same tax system that excludes many immigrant families with low incomes provides enormous benefits to the wealthy — and overwhelmingly white — Californians.

We cannot welcome immigrants to work, serve, and be immersed in our communities while excluding them from basic services and benefits.

Alissa Anderson is a Senior Policy Analyst with the California Budget & Policy Center.

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