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L.A. County waives citizenship requirement for several govt. jobs

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TOPSHOT - This aerial view shows cars lined up at the Dodger Stadium parking lot for Covid-19 testing with the downtown Los Angeles skyline in the distance, in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2020. - After California passed 1 million coronavirus cases a travel advisory was issued on November 13 urging a two-week quarantine for those arriving from other states or countries. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

TOPSHOT - This aerial view shows cars lined up at the Dodger Stadium parking lot for Covid-19 testing with the downtown Los Angeles skyline in the distance, in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2020. - After California passed 1 million coronavirus cases a travel advisory was issued on November 13 urging a two-week quarantine for those arriving from other states or countries. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

TOPSHOT – This aerial view shows cars lined up at the Dodger Stadium parking lot for Covid-19 testing with the downtown Los Angeles skyline in the distance, in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2020. (ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 1:43 PM PT – Friday, August 13, 2021

Los Angeles County announced they would no longer require U.S. citizenship for most of its government jobs. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the motion this week, allowing the county to hire non-citizens to lead its agencies. However, excluding the position of the county’s chief probation officer.

This means eligibility will be extended to lawful permanent residents and those with work permits. Meanwhile, migrants that lack legal status will remain ineligible.

“Barriers to employment based on cultural, racial, ethnic, or religious characteristics are contrary to our core values,” said L.A. County Public Defender Ricardo Garcia. “This motion by Supervisors Solis and Huehl, will promote equity in hiring and give the Public Defender’s Office access to the most qualified applicants for employment, irrespective of their citizenship status.”

Further details of the county’s plan have yet to be made public.

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