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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

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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

(CBS)

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

E-Verify

NorCal Latino Market Chain Facing Backlash Over E-Verify Employment Verification

Labor groups and immigrant rights activists are planning a San Jose protest Thursday following the decision by Northern California’s largest Latino market chain to begin using an employment eligibility verification system.

09/05/2012

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith. (CBS)

Santa Clara Co. Sheriff Enters Immigration Debate, Endorses TRUST Act

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith has entered the immigration debate, taking a stance that departs from other sheriffs around the state.

08/30/2012

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (Credit: SaucedoMercer.com)

Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.

08/29/2012

Immigration activists gather in front of the White House to celebrate the Obama Administration's announcement about deportation of illegal immigrants June 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama said the administration will stop deporting undocumented immigrants who had come to the U.S. when they were at a young age. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bay Area Immigrants Warned Of Scams As Deferred Deportation Begins

Immigrants and advocates in San Francisco celebrated Wednesday’s start of the federal government’s new deferred deportation policy, but at the same time urged young people applying for the program to make sure they get good legal advice.

08/15/2012

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