The grandson of immigrants, Senator Ed Hernandez believes that in a nation founded and built by immigrants, we ought to embrace, promote, and celebrate our great diversity — not demonize immigrants or separate families. That’s why as a member of the California State Legislature, Senator Hernandez:
Helped pass some of our nation’s most compassionate and inclusive immigrant rights laws, from supporting the California DREAM Act to healthcare for ALL California children, including the undocumented.
Voted to allow driver’s licenses for immigrants.
Believes California should embrace policies that protect local and state agencies, including law enforcement, from becoming de facto immigration agents for the federal government.
Supports a nation-wide, comprehensive immigration reform plan that includes a pathway to citizenship for individuals who are undocumented.