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Assemblymember Arambula Responds to the U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Block the Citizenship Question

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) today issued a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to block, for now, the Trump administration’s attempt to add the citizenship question to the 2020 census.

“I am grateful that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Trump administration’s move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The inclusion of that question is unnecessary and could cripple the massive effort to attain a correct count in California. This is especially true in the 31st District that I represent, which is home to populations that are difficult to count, including immigrants, young children, and communities of color.

Fresno City College celebrates $1 million state funding for CTE program

Fresno City College got a $1 million boost in state funding for its Career and Technical Education program.

The college celebrated the funding Tuesday morning in an event with Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, D-Fresno, who helped secure the funds in the state budget.

In a news release, Fresno City College says it will use the $1 million to expand the college’s Electrical Systems Technology and Welding programs. The college will buy robots, welding simulators, software and other equipment that will train up to 100 more students per year and prepare them for the job market.