September 2019 Advocate: Gov. signs bill removing SSN barrier for undocumented students

Gov. Newsom signs bill removing SSN barrier for undocumented students

On August 30 Governor Newsom signed AB 595 (Medina) which allows undocumented students to use Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN) in lieu of social security numbers when enrolling in community college apprenticeship or internship programs with background check requirements. This new law enables undocumented students without social security numbers (SSN) to enroll in career education programs without fear of being turned away. It received bipartisan support and had no formal opposition.