Though most of the attention in the arrest of Devyani Khobragade, the India diplomat that was charged with falsifying information concerning wages paid to her hired nanny, there still remains the other issue concerning the problems that such workers face when coming to the United States.
While the legal status of immigrants in California is better than it was in the past, there is still room for improvement. One 34-year-old immigrant claims a question asked of applicants applying for state correctional-officer positions is discriminatory in that it unfairly targets Latinos.
It's been claimed that the Orange County Probation Department has routinely referred alleged immigrant juvenile offenders to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Close to half of these claimed offenders were only charged with non-violent or non-serious matters. Many of these immigrant youths did not have any criminal history.
Approximately one quarter of individuals living in California are considered immigrants. This means that 10 million people are living in our state were born in another country. However, there are different classifications of immigrants, and whatever category an immigrant fits in may also determine their eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.