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Alameda County Will No Longer Hold Undocumented Immigrants In Jail

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will no longer honor requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold suspected undocumented immigrants in jail who would otherwise be eligible for release, joining a growing wave of backlash against the controversial policy.

05/22/2014

Screen shot of a television ad from Californians for Population Stabilization. (CAPS.org)

Earth Day TV Ad Links Immigration-Driven Population Growth To California’s Environmental Woes

An advocacy group dedicated to limiting immigration to California has unveiled a controversial TV ad linking mass immigration to the state’s environmental issues.

04/23/2014

Workers at Alameda County Industries material recovery facility in San Leadro sort through recyclables. (Alameda County Industries/YouTube)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By – Living Wage Law Doesn’t Always Apply

The latest income data shows that about 20 percent of the Bay Area lives in poverty and that figure is rising while local home prices, the stock market, and the incomes of the very rich are soaring to record levels.

03/27/2014

University Of California Board Votes On Napolitano Becoming President

Protesters Seek New UC President’s Ouster Over Immigration Stand

University of California President Janet Napolitano’s first regents’ meeting as head of the system drew about 100 protesters in San Francisco on Tuesday, demanding she be removed from the post.

11/12/2013

A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

California Farmers Voice Need For Guest Worker Program; Warn Of Crop Shortage

Farmers said they are having trouble finding enough workers to pick their crops, and may have to switch to machines.

10/30/2013

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Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill To Allow Non-Citizens On Juries

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty.

10/08/2013

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Immigrants Eager To Get Licenses, Gov. Brown Expected To Sign Bill

To get the driver’s licenses they’ve long sought, immigrants living in California illegally will have to do something many have long resisted: publicly identify themselves.

09/13/2013

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California Set To Issue Licenses For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

California would become the latest state to grant immigrants who are in the country illegally the right to a driver’s license under a bill that passed the Legislature late Thursday and that Gov. Jerry Brown supports.

09/12/2013

A view of the jury box of a courtroom. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Allow Non-Citizens To Serve On Juries

Legislation heading to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk would make California the first state to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on a jury.

08/22/2013

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California Bill Would Let Noncitizens Serve As Poll Workers

Certain immigrants who are not U.S. citizens could serve as poll workers in California under legislation heading to Gov. Jerry Brown.

08/08/2013

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