Illegal immigration

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

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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

A La Boulange bakery in San Francisco. (CBS)

Illegal Immigrants Working At La Boulange May Lose Jobs Soon

Workers at La Boulange told CBS 5 they could be fired in two months because they are illegal immigrants, after receiving letters from their new owner. Up to 400 workers could lose their jobs.

10/13/2012

Mi Pueblo Supermarket. (CBS)

Mi Pueblo Faced Federal Immigration Audit, Company Says

A Department of Homeland Security audit prompted San Jose-based Mi Pueblo foods to participate in a federal program that verifies a prospective employee’s immigration status, the supermarket chain said Friday.

10/05/2012

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Calif. Immigrant Advocates Say Licenses Not Enough, Blast Brown Vetoes

Gov. Jerry Brown may have approved a bill allowing some illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses, but it wasn’t good enough for some immigrant advocates.

10/01/2012

A car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Allowing Driver Licenses For Some Illegal Immigrants

Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

10/01/2012

Illegal Immigrants With American Same-Sex Partners May Get Deportation Reprieve

The Department of Homeland Security is planning to issue a policy memo stating illegal immigrants with American same-sex partners are eligible for consideration of having their deportation put on hold.

09/28/2012

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Poll Shows Most California Voters Want Citizenship Path For Illegal Immigrants

A UC Berkeley-Field Poll shows more than two-thirds of California voters favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but many voters don’t believe in granting them the same entitlements as legal residents.

09/28/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown

Phil Matier: Representatives Putting Pressure On Gov. Brown Over TRUST Act

Some of California’s most high-ranking representatives on Capitol Hill are sending a strong message to Gov. Jerry Brown, calling on him to sign the state’s hotly debated TRUST Act.

09/14/2012

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