California to ‘expedite’ processing of refugees over Americans for pharmacist licensing


Sacramento, CA – Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has issued a policy requiring the California State Board of Pharmacy to expedite refugees applying to become pharmacists.

Under the new policy, immigrant refugees who hope to become pharmacists will now have an easier time, due to a change at the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

According to the “Pharmacist Examination for Licensure Applications” instructions, those seeking to work as a pharmacist must pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the California Practice Standards and Jurisprudence Examination for Pharmacists (CPJE).

The policy states that applicants should expect the application review process to take thirty days:

“To be licensed in California as a pharmacist, you must pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the California Practice Standards and Jurisprudence Examination for Pharmacists (CPJE).

“To be made eligible to sit for the NAPLEX and/or CPJE, the California State Board of Pharmacy (Board) must determine that you have met all the requirements for examination.”

The policy warns applicants that the application review process could take thirty days to complete before moving on.

However, the new policy being enacted speeds up the review process for foreign refugees who wish to become American pharmacists:

“REFUGEE EXPEDITE: The Board will expedite the review of an application that meets one of the following criteria (A, B, or C). Please attach one of the items listed under acceptable documentation.

  1. You were admitted to the United States as a refugee pursuant to section 1157 of title 8 of the United States Code.’

“B. You were granted asylum by the Secretary of Homeland Security or the United States Attorney General pursuant to section 1158 of title 8 of the United States Code.

  1. You have a special immigrant visa and were granted a status pursuant to section 1244 of Public Law 110-181, Public Law 109-163, or section 602(b) of title VI of division F of Public Law 111-8, relating to Iraqi and Afghan translators/interpreters or those who worked for or on behalf of the United States government.”

Gov. Newsom has welcomed refugees into California since taking office in 2019, including those escaping the disastrous withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan last year. At the time, Newsom called California a “state of refuge”:

“We’re a state of refuge. I’m proud of the fact (that) over the last decade, California has taken in more refugees than any other state in America, and I’m proud of the fact a disproportionate number of Afghani refugees are here in Northern California, not just here in the south, but also up in Sacramento County.

 “We’re already working in terms of a lot of those refugees coming in and working with CBOs and non-profit organizations to make sure that they feel welcome and celebrated as members of our community.”

Newsom successfully fought a recall election in 2021 over his strict COVID-19 restrictions.

 California to 'expedite' processing of refugees over Americans for pharmacist licensing

More and more San Francisco prosecutors quitting, joining effort to recall far-left DA Chesa Boudin

October 27th, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- According to reports, more and more prosecutors in San Francisco are willingly walking away from their jobs, joining the effort to recall the progressive district attorney, Chesa Boudin, a radical leftist backed by billionaire George Soros.

Prosecutors Brooke Jenkins and Don Du Bain resigned from their positions, citing Boudin’s lack of commitment to prosecuting crimes. Since Boudin took office in January 2020, at least 50 other lawyers from his office have quit or been fired.

Fox News reported that those numbers represent nearly a third of the department’s attorneys. In an interview, Jenkins said:

“Chesa has a radical approach that involves not charging crime in the first place and simply releasing individuals with no rehabilitation and putting them in positions where they are simply more likely to re-offend.”

She added:

“Being an African American and Latino woman, I would wholeheartedly agree that the criminal justice system needs a lot of work, but when you are a district attorney, your job is to have balance.”

Du Bain added:

“Boudin disregards the laws that he doesn’t like and he disregards the court decisions that he doesn’t like to impose his own version of what he believes is just – and that’s not the job of the district attorney.”

He stated:

“The office was headed in such the wrong direction that the best thing I could do was join the effort to recall Chesa Boudin as district attorney.”

A second recall effort has been launched against Boudin, which demonstrates how residents are “fed up” with his progressive policies. Boudin has pushed to reduce jail funding and has refused to prosecute repeat offenders, single-handedly ensuring the streets remain filled with open-air drug dealing and violent crime that is now stretching into the suburbs.

San Francisco Police Officers Association President Tony Montoya said in a statement:

“Police are the bad guys and the bad guys are the good guys in the mind of a progressive. Chesa’s good at the blame game. We’re going to call him Mr. Deflector because he’s always pointing the finger left of right and never at the man in the mirror.”

Montoya said that open-air drug markets and homelessness, coupled with upticks in blatant daylight shoplifting, residential and commercial burglaries, shootings and other violent crimes, have left citizens alarmed.

He added that citizens are “starting to wake up to the reality that’s now become their nightmare as far as public safety and crime goes.” The police union was not involved in organizing the first unsuccessful recall effort, which ultimately failed.

Boudin drew criticism earlier in the year when a parolee back on the streets due to his office’s actions, killed two pedestrians after running a red light in a stolen car.

Police stated that 45-year-old Troy McAlister was intoxicated when he ran a red light in a stolen car, killing 60-year-old Elizabeth Platt and 27-year-old Hanako Abe. The union stated that a plea agreement for a robbery set McAlister free on parole in April and that Boudin’s office failed to prosecute McAlister’s multiple arrests in the aftermath, including one for car theft.

Boudin continues to defend his office’s choices, saying that charging McAlister with a new, nonviolent crime would not have necessarily put the chronic offender behind bars. He proceeded to blame law enforcement agencies instead.

Du Bain said that in one specific case, he was ordered by Boudin to request a more lenient sentence for a man convicted of shooting his girlfriend. Du Bain believed that was a violation of a state statute and withdrew from the case in protest. He said in a statement:

“I’ve done 136 jury trials in my career – never, never withdrawn from a case before. I’ve seen decisions made in this office in the last year plus, since Chesa took over, that shocked my conscience and I’ve been a prosecutor for 30 years.”
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