California Says These Firefighters Can’t Work—and the Reason Makes No Sense

How a so-called collateral consequence law means California keeps experienced firefighters from earning a living fighting fires

Wildfires are raging across the West, and California is grappling with a record-breaking season. Why, then, does the state tell qualified firefighters that they can’t earn a living fighting fires? The state’s irrational law barring people like IJ’s client Dario Gurrola from working isn’t the only one of its kind on the books. Learn more about this and other collateral consequences laws in this episode of Deep Dive.

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