Sushil Jacob Helps Protect Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Former Fellow Sushil Jacob (’11) advocated for and helped secure the passage of California’s Immigrant Business Inclusion Act, which requires local governments to accept alternatives to Social Security numbers on business license applications. The law makes it easier for self-employed people and those who wish to start new businesses to apply for local business licenses, by allowing them to utilize a different form of identification, such as a driver’s license or municipal ID. The law also requires cities to protect the confidential information of license applicants.