Immigration

Naturalization Ceremony Held In Chicago's Daley Plaza (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Tech Firms Feel Bound By U.S. Immigration Policy When It Comes To Hiring

With more than half a million legal permanent residents calling the Bay Area home, high-tech companies in Silicon Valley are leading the charge on helping their green-card holding employees achieve citizenship.

09/17/2014

San Francisco City Hall (credit: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Allocates $2.1M To Legal Aid For Unaccompanied Minors, Families Facing Deportation

About 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.

09/16/2014

Julia Tognotti packs donations at her Belmont home. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Delivers Care And Comfort To Migrants On The Move

A Bay Area teen is mobilizing neighbors and strangers to extend a humanitarian helping hand to migrant children. This week’s Jefferson Award winner was inspired by a film she saw at her San Francisco high school.

09/10/2014

San Francisco City Hall (credit: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Spend $100K On Attorneys For Immigrant Residents Facing Deportation

San Francisco officials are set to announce $100,000 in funding to help city residents facing deportation for living in the country illegally obtain an attorney.

08/27/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown greets Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Sacramento on August 26, 2014. (CBS)

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.

08/26/2014

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California Lawmakers Target Immigrant Driver’s License Scams

Legislation sent to the governor’s desk Tuesday intends to crack down on people who try to make immigrants pay unnecessary fees for driver’s licenses.

08/19/2014

Immigrant Student in Oakland

Bay Area Schools Prepare For Influx Of New Immigrant Students From Central America

For some of the children from Central America who crossed the border without their parents in the past few months, their new life means starting school in the Bay Area.

08/15/2014

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Bay Area Students Hold Hunger Strike To Raise Awareness About Unaccompanied Minors Crossing The Border

Eleven 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.

08/14/2014

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SF School Board Green Lights Funding Programs For Immigrant Children

The San Francisco Unified School District board of education this week unanimously approved a resolution that will commit resources to both the short- and long-term needs of unaccompanied immigrant children enrolling in schools within the district.

08/14/2014

A mother and child, 3, from El Salvador await transport to a processing center for undocumented immigrants after they crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on July 24, 2014. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Co. Supervisor Calls For More Legal Representation For Children In Need Of Immigration Services

With so many immigrant children facing deportation and a lack of legal representation, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese is calling for not only more lawyers, but for them to do pro-bono work.

08/12/2014

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