A bill to extend health coverage to all Californians regardless of their immigration status will be among items California's new legislature will consider.
In the year and a half since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill, House leaders refused to permit a vote on it.
In a bold and welcome action, Obama announced he would temporarily end the threat of deportation for an estimated five million undocumented immigrants.
A new poll by Hart Research Associates shows broad support for the executive actions on immigration announced last week by the president.
President Obama's action does not fix all the problems. But it will temporarily make life for five million families safer, better and happier.
"Immigrants take jobs most Americans won't accept and under conditions most other Americans won't tolerate; big parts of our economy can't survive without them."
"By extending relief to an estimated four million people, the Obama Administration will help prevent unscrupulous employers from exploiting unprotected workers."
SEIU president Mary Kay Henry joined 15 other leaders in urging President Obama to let an estimated five to six million undocumented adults stay in the U.S.
President Obama's anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent.
The Midterm Elections have almost certainly put an end to any possibility of a legislated immigration reform until Jan. 2017.