By Christopher Baker

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — On June 2, immigrant workers and advocates staged a “die-in” at the Capitol.

The purpose of the staged protest was to encourage Gov. Newsom to fund unemployment benefits for excluded immigrant workers.

A total of 58 people could be seen laying on the Capitol lawn signifying the first 10 months of the pandemic when 58% of Covid-related deaths were immigrants, says the group.

Organizers say they have gathered more than 25,000 signatures to support the pilot program.