About a dozen children attended the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday afternoon thanking the supervisors for passing an ordinance Tuesday devoting more than $2.1 million over the next two years to legal services for unaccompanied minors and families without representation who face deportation to Central America.
San Francisco officials are set to announce $100,000 in funding to help city residents facing deportation for living in the country illegally obtain an attorney.
Harris is reaching out to law firms, hoping they will provide pro bono service for immigrant children facing deportation hearings in the Bay Area.
Santa Clara Co. Supervisor Calls For More Legal Representation For Children In Need Of Immigration Services
With so many immigrant children facing deportation and a lack of legal representation, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese is calling for not only more lawyers, but for them to do pro-bono work.
Republican Lawmakers Vote To Deport More Than Half A Million Mexican Immigrants, Rescind Work Permits
House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, along with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. “It’s dealing with the… invasion of illegal foreign nationals into our country,” said Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. “And we got to yes.”
Protesters In Oakland Call On President Obama To Let Thousands Of Undocumented Children Stay In U.S.
A vocal group of protesters gathered outside the Federal Building in Oakland, urging President Obama not to deport immigrant children back to Central America.
Far fewer immigrants arrested by California law enforcement are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation since a new state law went into effect in January.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering legislation that would prevent local law enforcement from putting immigration holds on individuals scheduled for jail release.
An East Bay man will be allowed to stay with his husband and avoid deportation, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this week.
A man who allegedly stripped naked and harassed a number of BART commuters inside a San Francisco station last month is likely now facing deportation, according to published reports.