Newsom announced the pilot program this week, which will see $4.5 million in state taxpayer money shifted to lawyers who are helping illegal alien farmworkers involved in labor investigations.
“This new program includes case review services, legal advice, and representation by an attorney – all at no cost to farmworkers seeking assistance,” a press release states.
In California, some half of farmworkers are illegal aliens. This is only the latest initiative by Newsom to provide free legal services to illegals. Since 2015, for example, the sanctuary state has funneled millions to lawyers working for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that help illegal aliens fight their deportation cases.
“These initiatives help advance equity, inclusion, and a level playing field for both workers and law-abiding employers,” the release states:
The pilot [program] adds to California’s leadership in protecting immigrants and supporting immigrant talent, including increased access to health care, education, and other critical initiatives that help immigrant families be safe, thrive and grow the economy with their contributions.
Last year, under Newsom’s watch, California became the first state in the nation to offer taxpayer-funded healthcare benefits to all of its 3.3 million illegals — costing state taxpayers about $2.4 billion annually.