Press Releases

Expedited Certification Process for U Visa and T Visa Applicants Signed into Law

Sacramento –Assembly Bill 917, authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes was signed into law by Governor Newsom.  AB 917 changes the certification process required for a U-Visa or T-Visa application to 30 days, or 7 days if the applicant is in removal proceedings.  The T-Visa and U-Visa programs were created by Congress nearly twenty years ago to provide a process for immigrant victims of crimes to remain in the United States and to create a safe space for immigrant communities to assist law enforcement investigations.

Reyes’ Legislation to Assist Survivors of Campus Doctor Headed to the Governor’s Desk

Sacramento- Today, Assembly Bill 1510 authored by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) was voted out of the Assembly on concurrence and heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.  AB 1510 which will give victims of sexual assault that occurred at the University of Southern California student health center, an additional year to file their civil claims. The pattern of behavior revealed in the media coverage and through the subsequent witness testimonies provided shocking details of sexual assault and harassment inflicted on patients while Dr.

Assemblymember Reyes’ Legislation to Assist Victims of Harassment Passes First Committee

Sacramento –Yesterday, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee voted to pass AB 9, The Stop Harassment and Reporting Extension (SHARE) Act on a vote of 5 to 0.  The SHARE Act introduced by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) and jointly authored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and Assemblymember Marie Waldron (D-Escondido) extends the timeline to bring forward a complaint of workplace harassment from one year to three years.

Assemblymember Reyes to Create California Care Corps

Sacramento – According to the Public Policy Institute of California there are more than 5.5 million Californians who are over 65 years old, a number that is expected to double in the next 12 years.  It is projected that in a little over ten years over one million seniors will require some assistance with self-care.  In an effort to provide California’s growing senior population an independent and caring environment, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D- San Bernardino) introduced Assembly Bill 568 which establishes the California Care Corps Act that will incentivize high sc

Legislation Introduced to Prevent Dating Violence on College Campuses

Sacramento –Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) introduced AB 381 which requires college campuses to provide orientation and outreach education relating to intimate partner violence.  AB 381 requires that colleges provide sexual assault and dating violence prevention training and resources to students during orientation.