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Chapter 10.5 Immigrant Workforce Preparation Act   

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For purposes of this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(a) "Board of Governors" means the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.

(b) "Chancellor" means the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.

(c) "Community-based organizations" means public nonprofit benefit corporations of demonstrated effectiveness approved by the Superintendent to provide educational services to eligible legalized persons.

(d) "Department" means the State Department of Education.

(e) "Educational outreach activities" means:

(1) Information transmitted to temporary resident foreign nationals regarding the requirements of the federal Immigration and Nationality Act of 1986 (8 USC Secs. 1160, 1161, and 1255a), as those requirements existed on the effective date of this chapter, relating to adjustment of resident status, sources of assistance to those foreign nationals obtaining adjustment of resident status, including educational, informational, and referral services, and the rights and responsibilities of those foreign nationals and foreign nationals lawfully admitted for permanent residence, the identification of health, employment, and social services, and the importance of identifying oneself as a temporary resident foreign national to service providers. It does not include client counseling or any other service that would assume responsibility of the foreign national's application for the adjustment of resident status.

(2) Information provided to newly legalized persons and other immigrants regarding educational opportunities available to them.

(f) "Immigrant" means a person who is a citizen of a country other than the United States and is eligible for education services in California or a naturalized United States citizen who is now residing in California.

(g) "Newly legalized person" means a foreign national who has been granted lawful temporary resident status under Sections 1160, 1161, and 1255a of Title 8 of the United States Code, as those sections existed on the effective date of this chapter. In addition, it means a person who has, after being granted lawful temporary resident status, obtained permanent resident or citizenship status.

(h) "Services provider" means any community-based organization, school district maintaining adult education programs, or community college that has been approved by the Superintendent in the 1991-92 fiscal year as eligible to provide educational services to newly legalized persons pursuant to subdivision (k) of Section 23.50 of the Budget Act of 1991.

(i) "SLIAG" means the State Legalization Impact-Assistance Grants as set forth in Section 204 of the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, (Sec. 204, P.L. 99-603), as it exists on the effective date of this chapter.

(j) "Superintendent" means the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 69, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2017. Operative only if the condition in Sec. 10 of Ch. 69 is satisfied on or before January 20, 2017.)