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.
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to approve a resolution calling on Sheriff Greg Ahern to stop participating in a federal program that has led to the deportation of nearly 2,000 county residents since 2008.
Demonstrators were marching in the Bay Area as several rallies across California pushed for a change in the nation’s immigration policy.
For the first time in decades, Santa Clara County Supervisors plan to take up immigration reform. The hotly debated topic is slated for discussion Tuesday.