Orange County residents may be interested in details about the new minimum wage law and how it may affect farmers and immigrant workers. With many farm workers already above the minimum wage, the increase may still spell financial trouble for farmers.
While many California communities offer have offered healthcare access to immigrants, there are still a number of communities where immigrants have no available medical care. For example, the city of Sacramento cut healthcare to undocumented immigrants in 2009.
While wondering whether Congress will ever vote on immigration reform, thousands of immigrants are being held in detention centers across the nation while sometimes being paid as little as a dollar a day for work they perform.
California and two other states operate shelter programs designed for unaccompanied minors who have immigrated to the United States. These shelters are contracted by the federal government. The shelters are available for these children 24 hours a day and are designed to support the children for the entire time that they stay there. Sometimes the children stay there for three or four months until families or sponsors for the children can be located.