Citing a labor shortage on California farms, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked the Department of Homeland Security to focus immigration enforcement efforts on violent criminals instead.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in San Francisco Friday she was optimistic that Congress could soon pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a resolution on Tuesday urging the inclusion of same-sex couples in any immigration bill as a message to Congress.
As many as a thousand protesters marched from San Francisco’s Mission District to Civic Center Plaza Wednesday afternoon to call for immigration reform as part of several May Day rallies in the Bay Area.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice led a bipartisan gathering of elite politicians in Menlo Park on Tuesday to discuss the importance of moving ahead with national immigration reform.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is forming a new issues advocacy group to promote immigration reform, education and other policies aimed at growing the economy.
A new poll finds that nine in 10 California voters support allowing illegal immigrants who have been in the country for several years to stay and become citizens if they have a job, learn English and pay any back taxes they may owe.
Federal authorities say three illegal immigrants have been charged with operating five Central Valley brothels that used other illegal immigrants as prostitutes.
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has faced controversy over his stance on immigration, said he was denied a meeting on Thursday with San Francisco students who wrote to him about the issue.
Many Bay Area counties said they have already been using their own discretion when notifying ICE about suspected illegal immigrants—something State Attorney General Kamala Harris just gave them permission to do. Some even said that Harris’s decision doesn’t go far enough.