The immigrant population in Los Angeles County is 3.5 million.
58 percent of Los Angeles children have at least one immigrant parent, and 44 percent of all Los Angeles households are headed by an immigrant. In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, MFLA supports efforts to make immigrants welcome and integrate them into L.A.’s vibrant economy.
We backed Cities for Citizenship (C4C), a national public-private partnership co-chaired by Mayor Garcetti that supports minimal naturalization for legal permanent residents. And by supporting the Step Forward LA website, we helped inform Angelenos about immigration and citizenship resources they can access. The site contains a calendar of events occurring throughout the city, ranging from citizenship classes/workshops, Know Your Rights presentations, and ESL classes.
MFLA also supported the Health4All Kids initiative, made possible by a grant from the California Endowment. Health4AllKids reached over 235,000 individuals with information about how to access Medi-Cal after its full-scope expansion. The outreach program focused on low-income immigrant families through PSAs and in partnership with LAUSD, the L.A. Public Library, and other citywide organizations.