California to provide assistance for immigrant, undocumented communities

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Ten percent of California’s workforce is undocumented, and many are working in fields essential to the 40 million people in the state, like healthcare, agriculture, food and manufacturing, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a coronavirus update Wednesday.

The point being, he said, there is a real-time need in the state’s immigrant communities during the ongoing pandemic. Whether documented or undocumented, all immigrants and foreign-born Californians will have access to the state’s disaster assistance program.

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