Caravan pressures Gov. Newsom to extend unemployment benefits to undocumented Californians
A farmworker works in the radish harvest in Moorpark, California, on Friday June 3, 2022. - Melissa Montalvo/The Fresno Bee/TNS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With hundreds of bills awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto or approval, dozens of undocumented immigrant workers and allies are crossing the state in a two-day vehicle caravan to pressure him to sign legislation that would extend unemployment benefits to all Californians regardless of immigration status. The caravan is slated to begin Tuesday morning in Ontario and make stops in Pasadena, Oxnard and Fresno in the afternoon. The caravan will continue to San Francisco on Wednesday. Participants are hopeful the two-day effort will bring the needs of California’s undocumented wo...