The State Worker

December 10, 2013

CDCR sued for refusing employment to former illegal immigrant

A Stockton man who became a U.S. citizen in 2010 says the state twice wrongly rejected his correctional officer application for using an illegally obtained Social Security number given to him as a teenager.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at or 916-321-1043. Twitter: @TheStateWorker.