Immigration

A well-wisher drops off flowers at the site where 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was killed on July 6, 2015 in San Francisco, California. According to police, Steinle was shot and killed by Francisco Sanchez as she walked with her father on San Francisco's Pier 14 on July 1. Sanchez had been previously deported five times.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawsuits, Not Moral Obligation, Driving Some ‘Sanctuary Cities’ To Protect Undocumented Immigrants

The term ‘sanctuary city’ has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.

07/24/2015

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House Passes Bill To Block Funding For Cities That Shield Undocumented Immigrants With Criminal Convictions

The House has approved legislation aimed at punishing so-called “sanctuary cities” like San Francisco that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

07/23/2015

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White House Threatens To Veto Bill That Would Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

An Obama administration statement says the legislation being voted on Thursday would threaten civil rights by allowing law enforcement officials to gather immigration status information from any person at any time.

07/23/2015

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SF Archbishop: Pier 14 Shooting Should Not Be Used For Punishing Minorities, Political Gain

In his first statement on the Pier 14 shooting, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone asked elected officials Monday to refrain from politicizing the “senseless killing” of a 31-year-old Pleasanton woman.

07/20/2015

Kate Steinle, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez (Family photo/CBS)

Family Of Pier 14 Shooting Victim To Speak At U.S. Senate Judiciary Meeting On Immigration Issues

Family members of a woman shot to death on San Francisco’s waterfront earlier this month allegedly at the hands of a Mexican national with multiple deportations will speak at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.

07/20/2015

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Most New California Licenses Going To Undocumented Immigrants

After a new law went into effect in January, more than half of all new driver’s licenses issued in California this year have gone to people who are in the country illegally, the state said Friday.

07/17/2015

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Dead Cat Tied To 10-Pound Weight Found In SF Bay During Pier 14 Shooting Investigation

San Francisco Animal Control Officers arrested a man on animal cruelty charges after police found a dead cat in the San Francisco Bay during a homicide investigation at Pier 14.

07/16/2015

Kate Steinle, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez (Family photo/CBS)

Activists Rally In SF To Counter Anti-Immigration Sentiment Following Pier Shooting

Dozens 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.

07/14/2015

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Parents Of Woman Killed On SF Pier Want Stricter Punishment For Illegal Immigrants

The parents of a woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier are supporting a proposed law to deal with deported immigrants who come back to the U.S.

07/14/2015

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Concord Woman Gets Prison Time For Fabricating Dozens Of Asylum Applications

Federal officials say a Concord woman who submitted fraudulent asylum applications has been sentenced to six months in prison.

07/14/2015

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