Citizenship No Longer Required to Work in Government Positions in L.A. County

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to allow the county to hire non-citizens, except in positions for which being a U.S. citizen is required by state and/or federal law. First District Supervisor Hilda Solis, the author of the motion, wrote in an email, “Removing one obstacle, like the citizenship requirement, as allowed by law, allows residents of our county to be served by people who look like them and can understand linguistically and culturally their individual needs.” As of 2018, about 880,000 non-citizens made L.A. County their home.