President Biden has introduced to Congress the U.S Citizenship Act of 2021. If passed, this legislation intends to protect and support undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers. For more facts on the Act, check here.
The proposed Act would create a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented individuals who were physically present in the U.S. as of 1/1/2021. However, the physically present requirement may be waived for those deported on or after 1/20/17 under certain circumstances and conditions.
There are also many other potential impacts of this law besides the roadmap to citizenship.
Under California law, benefits under workers' compensation may not discriminate against undocumented workers or based on a worker's immigration status. Labor Code 1171.5 provides for immigrant workers' rights. Because of this, over the years, the law firm of McLaughlin & Sanchez has represented many undocumented workers or workers whose immigration status is not legal.
To assist our former and current clients who may be undocumented, we are closely watching the progress of this law and will provide updated information when it develops.
In the meantime, if you would like to be added to our mailing list for information on the development and passage of this Act, or would just like more information, please contact us by email or by phone at the numbers listed above.
About McLaughlin & Sanchez
Attorneys Robert A. McLaughlin and Denise L. Sanchez have more than 30 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of injured workers throughout the greater San Diego area. If you were hurt on the job, our award-winning legal team can help you file a claim, prepare your case for trial, and maximize your compensation. We offer free consultations for our clients. Contact us to get started.