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Los Angeles Supervisors Want To Wave Requirement That County Employees Must Be U.S. Citizens

CBS Los Angeles-


Not a citizen? Not a problem for the LA County Board of Supervisors.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wants waive the requirement that county employees be U.S. citizens and has directed its staff on how they can do so without running afoul of state law.

Officials say they have an estimated 880,000 non-citizens living in Los Angeles County, running small businesses and paying taxes. But because the of the citizenship requirement to work for the county, for example, the public defender’s office cannot hire any of the otherwise qualified non-U.S. citizens who are permitted to practice law in California.

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