BY ALEJANDRA MOLINA / STAFF WRITER
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday, Aug. 10, to delete the term “alien” from the California Labor Code when defining immigrants.
The governor’s move was welcomed by some Inland residents who come from immigrant families, but was criticized by those against illegal immigration.
The bill’s author, state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, said the measure was a way to modernize the code and steer people away from what many consider negative rhetoric.