Immigrant Tenant Testifies for Chiu Legislation

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

(Sacramento) – One of those who testified in favor of the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), was Maria, a grandmother from Oakland. “We need this law to protect families with undocumented members from this type of abuse,” said Maria as she talked about her experience with a landlord who threatened to report her family members to ICE if they did not stop asking for much-needed repairs. “No one should have to experience the fear, pain, or harassment my family has suffered just because they are undocumented.” Click on this Assembly Bill (AB) 291 to read the legislation. Here’s more from her in this Assembly Access video.