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.
The recently approved bill, AB60, allowing undocumented immigrants in California to get driver’s licenses includes a requirement that the new licenses carry a feature distinguishing them from those for legal residents and that has some concerned that people who get the new licenses could be discriminated against.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Capitol Hill Wednesday to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation.
To get the driver’s licenses they’ve long sought, immigrants living in California illegally will have to do something many have long resisted: publicly identify themselves.
California would become the latest state to grant immigrants who are in the country illegally the right to a driver’s license under a bill that passed the Legislature late Thursday and that Gov. Jerry Brown supports.
A San Francisco supervisor is introducing legislation to keep undocumented immigrants in jail from being turned over to the feds for deportation.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in San Francisco Friday she was optimistic that Congress could soon pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
The measure from Democratic Assemblyman Luis Alejo of Watsonville would allow those without a Social Security number to apply for a driver license.
The Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco said on Monday that he endorsed the immigration reform bill currently under consideration in Congress, but opposed a gay rights amendment that could be added to the legislation.
The rumor spread like wildfire via phone calls, text messages and social media postings and has persisted now for more than three weeks: Immigration agents are rounding up unauthorized workers in Central California farming communities.