Fremont City Council Approves Sanctuary City OrdinanceFremont was declared a “sanctuary city” at a City Council meeting last week.
San Francisco Pier Shooting Suspect Seeks Case's DismissalThe Mexican national charged with fatally shooting a young San Francisco woman walking on a city pier is seeking dismissal of his criminal case, which added to the national debate over illegal immigration.
Undocumented Immigrant To Stand Trial On Murder Charge In SF Pier 14 Shooting DeathA judge has ruled that a man at the center of the national immigration debate will stand trial on a murder charge in the shooting death of a young San Francisco woman.
Controversial Term 'Anchor Baby' Drops Onto GOP Presidential CampaignsThe debate over illegal immigration and the birthright citizenship granted to those born in the U.S. was enhanced this week with the use by some Republican presidential candidates of the term “anchor baby.”
Activists Rally In SF To Counter Anti-Immigration Sentiment Following Pier ShootingDozens of protesters gathered in San Francisco Tuesday to identify solutions in response to anti-immigration sentiments spurred by the shooting death of a woman on July 1 on a San Francisco pier allegedly by an undocumented immigrant from Mexico with a history of felony convictions and who had been deported five times after repeatedly entering the U.S. illegally.
Amid Obama’s Immigration Order, UC Expands Legal Services For Immigrant StudentsThe 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.
Silicon Valley's Hi-Tech Industry Underwhelmed With Pres. Obama's Immigration ReformPresident 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.
Pres. Obama's Executive Order On Immigration Will Impact Bay Area's Diverse PopulationAfter 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.
San Francisco Allocates $2.1M To Legal Aid For Unaccompanied Minors, Families Facing DeportationAbout 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 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.
Bay Area Students Hold Hunger Strike To Raise Awareness About Unaccompanied Minors Crossing The BorderEleven 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 Supervisors To Fund Relief Efforts For Undocumented Children Crossing BorderSan 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.