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San Francisco City Hall (credit: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Allocates $2.1M To Legal Aid For Unaccompanied Minors, Families Facing Deportation

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.

09/16/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown greets Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Sacramento on August 26, 2014. (CBS)

Mexican President Visits Sacramento, Praises California Immigration Policies

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of immigrant-friendly laws, saying California is taking a lead role in the absence of national immigration reform.

08/26/2014

Immigration. (AP)

Bay Area Students Hold Hunger Strike To Raise Awareness About Unaccompanied Minors Crossing The Border

Eleven Bay Area students are in the middle of a five day fast in San Francisco to call attention to the plight of children fleeing Central America for the United States.

08/14/2014

Demonstrators hold American flags near the entrance to the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, California on July 7, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors To Fund Relief Efforts For Undocumented Children Crossing Border

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to fund relief efforts for as many as 250 children a month, according to some immigrant advocates, that are arriving in the country.

07/21/2014

Immigration. (AP)

KCBS In Depth: Amid Border Crisis, Immigration Judge Says More Staff And Resources Are Needed

In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro interview Federal San Francisco immigration Judge Dana Leigh Marks who says the Justice Department needs to fully fund and staff the immigration courts, and that Congress needs to finally address immigration policy.

07/21/2014

California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg speaks during a session of the California State Senate. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Interview: State Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg Says Investment In Central America Would Stem Border Crisis

KCBS’ Susan Leigh Taylor And Stan Bunger Interview California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg about the situation in situation in Central America and the influx of children that are headed for the border.

07/17/2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was raised by his grandparents in Mountain View. Vargas has recently revealed that he is an undocumented immigrant. (YouTube / Define American)

Bay Area Journalist, Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained By Border Patrol In Texas

A journalist and immigrant rights advocate with Bay Area ties, who has lived and worked illegally in the U.S. for years, was released after being detained by the Border Patrol in Texas on Tuesday.

07/15/2014

Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

California Leaders Head To Central America Over Immigration Crisis Involving Kids

State Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and other lawmakers head to Central America as the immigration crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors continues.

07/14/2014

Screen shot of a television ad from Californians for Population Stabilization. (CAPS.org)

Earth Day TV Ad Links Immigration-Driven Population Growth To California’s Environmental Woes

An advocacy group dedicated to limiting immigration to California has unveiled a controversial TV ad linking mass immigration to the state’s environmental issues.

04/23/2014

Immigration, generic, illegal immigration, ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

23 Arrested For Blocking Downtown San Francisco Street During Immigration Rally

Twenty-three people were arrested at a deportation and immigrant rights rally in downtown San Francisco Friday, according to police.

04/04/2014

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