Citizenship

Naturalization Ceremony Held In Chicago's Daley Plaza (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Tech Firms Feel Bound By U.S. Immigration Policy When It Comes To Hiring

With more than half a million legal permanent residents calling the Bay Area home, high-tech companies in Silicon Valley are leading the charge on helping their green-card holding employees achieve citizenship.

09/17/2014

Website advertising "birth tourism" in the Bay Area. (CBS)

Women From China, Taiwan Pay $30,000 To Give Birth In Bay Area, Get U.S. Citizenship For Child

A growing number of women from China and Taiwan are coming to the Bay Area to have their babies and get U.S. Citizenship for their children. So-called “maternity homes” have popped up in Foster City, Fremont, and San Jose.

05/09/2014

(CBS)

Businesses Back Push Full Citizenship For Silicon Valley Green Card Holders

The path to citizenship for green card holders in Silicon Valley may become easier as a number of Silicon Valley companies announced on Monday that they are getting directly involved in helping eligible employees become citizens—for free.

03/18/2014

Pitcher Sergio Romo #54 of the San Francisco Giants runs along the parade route during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2012 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants’ Romo Joins Dream Act Campaign For Immigration Reform

San Francisco Giants star pitcher Sergio Romo has joined an online effort in support of giving undocumented youth a chance to earn U.S. citizenship.

06/05/2013

Kami Sherpa, a professional mountain climber originally from Nepal, became a United States Citizen during a naturalization ceremony in Oakland on April 9, 2013. (CBS)

Mount Everest Sherpa Becomes U.S. Citizen In Oakland Ceremony

After ascending Mt. Everest half a dozen times, a Nepalese man who lives in Richmond reached another high point as he took the oath of U.S. citizenship on Tuesday.

04/09/2013

Immigrants wait for their citizenship interviews at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) district office. (John Moore/Getty Images)

California Voters Overwhelmingly Back Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants

A new poll finds that nine in 10 California voters support allowing illegal immigrants who have been in the country for several years to stay and become citizens if they have a job, learn English and pay any back taxes they may owe.

02/22/2013

Capitol Hill

Immigration Reform Efforts Applauded By South Bay Day Laborers

Talk of sweeping immigration reform on Capitol Hill is being cheered by day laborers in Silicon Valley, although there are still concerns about the nuts and bolts of the proposal.

01/28/2013

Illegal Immigrants With American Same-Sex Partners May Get Deportation Reprieve

The Department of Homeland Security is planning to issue a policy memo stating illegal immigrants with American same-sex partners are eligible for consideration of having their deportation put on hold.

09/28/2012

(CBS)

Poll Shows Most California Voters Want Citizenship Path For Illegal Immigrants

A UC Berkeley-Field Poll shows more than two-thirds of California voters favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but many voters don’t believe in granting them the same entitlements as legal residents.

09/28/2012

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 54,004 other followers