Illegal immigration

Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Optimistic About Congress Passing Immigration Reform

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in San Francisco Friday she was optimistic that Congress could soon pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

06/21/2013

San Francisco City Hall

SF Supes Urge Congress To Include Same-Sex Couples In Immigration 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.

06/04/2013

One of several rallies in the Bay Area supporting immigration reform on May 1, 2013. (CBS)

Protesters Seek Immigration Reform In Bay Area May Day Rallies

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.

05/01/2013

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bipartisan Group Gathers In Menlo Park, Urges Immigration Reform

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.

04/23/2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook’s Zuckerberg To Push 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.

03/25/2013

Immigrants wait for their citizenship interviews at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) district office. (John Moore/Getty Images)

California Voters Overwhelmingly Back Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants

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.

02/22/2013

(CBS)

3 Illegal Immigrants Charged With Running NorCal Brothels

Federal authorities say three illegal immigrants have been charged with operating five Central Valley brothels that used other illegal immigrants as prostitutes.

02/04/2013

Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Controversial Arizona Sheriff Says He Was Not Welcomed At SF School

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.

12/07/2012

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent. (CBS)

Some Say State AG Harris’ Option To Ignore ICE Is Not Enough

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.

12/05/2012

(CBS)

Alameda County May Reduce Charges To Avoid Mandatory Deportations

A new policy in Alameda County is instructing prosecutors to consider filing lesser criminal charges for some legal immigrants in an effort to avoid mandatory deportation.

11/01/2012

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