The University of California is planning to offer legal services at six campuses to students who are living in the U.S. illegally or have parents who might be eligible for deportation relief under President Barack Obama’s new immigration order, UC President Janet Napolitano announced Friday.
President Obama’s immigration announcement on Thursday fell failed to impress the technology interests in Silicon Valley as there were no assurances for an increase in hi-tech visas.
After President Obama makes his announcement on immigration reform tonight, he will sign the executive order into law at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Friday that will shield about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. KCBS talks with law professor Bill Hing to discuss its impact on the Bay Area and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.