Trump Adviser Peter Thiel Faces Scrutiny Over New Zealand CitizenshipPeter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who is also an adviser to President Donald Trump, was able to gain citizenship in New Zealand in 2011 even though he had never lived in that country.
Trump Immigration Rhetoric May Be Driving Surge In Citizenship ApplicationsDonald Trump likes to say his campaign is attracting new voters, but some of them might not be the new voters he's thinking about. In fact, some of them are not even citizens yet.
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.
Women From China, Taiwan Pay $30,000 To Give Birth In Bay Area, Get U.S. Citizenship For ChildA 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.
Businesses Back Push Full Citizenship For Silicon Valley Green Card HoldersThe 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.
Giants’ Romo Joins Dream Act Campaign For Immigration ReformSan Francisco Giants star pitcher Sergio Romo has joined an online effort in support of giving undocumented youth a chance to earn U.S. citizenship.
Mount Everest Sherpa Becomes U.S. Citizen In Oakland CeremonyAfter 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.
California Voters Overwhelmingly Back Citizenship For Illegal ImmigrantsA 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.
Immigration Reform Efforts Applauded By South Bay Day LaborersTalk 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.
Illegal Immigrants With American Same-Sex Partners May Get Deportation ReprieveThe 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.
Poll Shows Most California Voters Want Citizenship Path For Illegal ImmigrantsA 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.