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Mendoza calls for advisory question on immigration

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January 11, 2011

SACRAMENTO, California: Tony Mendoza, a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, has submitted a bill to the California State Assembly that calls for a statewide advisory vote related to immigration.[1] The advisory question, if approved by the state's voters, would require the California Secretary of State to convey to "the President and the Congress of the United States" the belief of the state's voters that the federal government should "create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who have worked in this country for at least 5 years, have no felony convictions, have learned to speak English, and have paid all taxes for which they are responsible." The proposed bill is labelled Assembly Bill 78.[2]

If Mendoza's bill is approved, the advisory measure will go on the June 5, 2012 statewide ballot.

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