In summary

Los Angeles Democratic Senator Ricardo Lara introduced a bill to prohibit any state agency or institution from sharing information about any applicants, including undocumented immigrants.

Los Angeles Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced a bill to prohibit any state agency or institution from sharing with the federal government information about any applicants, including undocumented immigrants.

The bill does allow for disclosure to law enforcement except in response to a warrant issued by a state or federal court related to an individual criminal prosecution. California keeps data submitted by undocumented immigrants who have applied for driver licenses, financial aid and other benefit programs.

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Elizabeth Aguilera is an award-winning multimedia journalist who covers health and social services for CalMatters. She joined CalMatters in 2016 from Southern California Public Radio/KPCC 89.3 where she...