- Oct 21, 2009
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After all US is a great nation of immigrants. The negative comments which followed are uncalled for.
California Approves Measure to Allow Noncitizens to Serve on JuriesThe California legislature has approved a bill allowing documented immigrants who haven't yet achieved U.S. citizenship to serve on state juries.
It's part of an effort to expand immigrant rights and responsibilities in the nation's most populous state. Another measure awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature would let immigrants who are permanent residents serve as poll workers in California elections.
"Immigrants "are part of the fabric of our community," said Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont. "They benefit from the protections of our laws, so it is fair and just that they be asked to share in the obligation to do jury duty."