Bill would block immigration status as consideration in consumer suits

Ted Mermin quoted by Daily Journal (registration required), March 6, 2017

“That kind of question is just meant to intimidate and keep people whose immigration status is uncertain from using the consumer protection laws of the state of California,” said Ted Mermin, pro bono counsel for the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley. “We want to make sure that your immigration status is not relevant to whether or not someone violated a consumer protection law while dealing with you.”