Towards the end of June, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to allow the county to do away with citizenship requirements for obtaining government jobs.
The motion was authored by Chair Hilda l. Solis, with County Board of Supervisors member Sheila Kuehl co-authoring said motion. This newly-passed motion gives the county the ability to hire non-citizens save for positions where having U.S. citizenship is mandated by state and federal law.
“Los Angeles County is a community of immigrants from each corner of the world,” declared Chair Hilda Solis in a statement. “And while our County-government workforce reflects the community it represents, there is room for improvement. This motion seeks to make clear that the County, as one of the largest employers