Immigration

Dried mud and the remnants of a marina is seen at the New Melones Lake reservoir which is now at less than 20 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015.  California has recently announced sweeping statewide water restrictions for the first time in history in order to combat the region's devastating drought, the worst since records began.          AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Advocates Blame California’s Drought On Abortion, Immigration & Meat

The state’s historic four-year dry spell has brought with it a flurry of finger-pointing. Now advocates, noting how California’s water shortage ranks as the top public concern, are invoking the drought to bolster their own causes.

06/18/2015

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San Jose Approves First-Ever Office Of Immigrant Affairs Called Unnecessary By Some

San Francisco and Los Angeles both have one, and now San Jose is getting its own first-ever Office of Immigrant Affairs.

06/12/2015

Medi-cal

California A Step Closer To Extending Health Care For Illegal Immigrant Children

The California Senate has approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.

06/02/2015

Edgar Covarrubias, an employee and resident of the Walden West Science Camp near Saratoga. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

South Bay Camp Child Molestation Suspect Known As ‘Papa Bear’ Investigated By Feds For Months, Had Deportation Amnesty

The Santa Clara County science camp counselor charged with child molestation had been the focus of a federal investigation into child exploitation months before his arrest – and was able to kept his work permit issued through a program for immigrants brought illegally into the country despite the probe.

05/22/2015

Students Rising Above

San Rafael Student’s Journey To Graduation Began In Guatemala With Her Mother’s Murder

Deborah “Gaby” Gonzalez is set to begin classes at Brandeis University this fall but her remarkable story began in poverty and violence in her native Guatemala.

05/08/2015

Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt speaks at the Chinese University in Hong Kong on November 4, 2013. Schmidt shared his insight on entrepreneurship and engaged in a conversation with local students and young entrepreneurs. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Exec Eric Schmidt Urges Congress For More H-1B Visas, Says It Would Help Economy

The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration issues later on.

03/18/2015

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Bay Area Mexican Nationals Arrested By ICE In 5-Day Nationwide Sweep

Three San Jose residents have been taken into federal custody as part of Operation Cross Check, a five-day enforcement action conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

03/10/2015

Actor Sean Penn, producer/director Alejandro G. Inarritu, winner of Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Motion Picture, for 'Birdman' and producer John Lesher pose in the press room during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Director Downplays Oscars ‘Green Card’ Comment Despite Social Media Fury

Sean Penn’s remark about Mexican-born Oscar-winner Alejandro Inarritu’s immigration status at the end of Sunday’s Academy Awards telecast struck many as an insult, but the director says it was nothing more than a brutal joke between old friends.

02/23/2015

Young Farmer

California Farmers Concerned Obama’s Immigration Action Could Lead To Worker Shortage

Some California farmers fear President Obama’s action on immigration policy could create a shortage of workers and devastate the state’s $46 billion agricultural industry.

12/29/2014

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

California Growers Fear Pres. Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Will Intensify Farm Labor Shortage

Thousands of the state’s farm workers, who make up a significant portion of those who will benefit, may choose to leave the uncertainty of their seasonal jobs for steady, year-around work.

12/28/2014

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