Immigration

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 County Discusses Hosting Border Children

As many as 1,500 unaccompanied children who have come across the southern border from Central America could soon be welcomed in Santa Clara County as a proposal for “host families” will go before the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning.

08/05/2014

Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Republican Lawmakers Vote To Deport More Than Half A Million Mexican Immigrants, Rescind Work Permits

House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, along with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. “It’s dealing with the… invasion of illegal foreign nationals into our country,” said Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. “And we got to yes.”

08/02/2014

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 Supervisor Proposes Hosting Child Migrants As Gov. Brown Meets With Mexico’s President On Immigration Crisis

Immigration is on the agenda in Mexico City as Governor Brown meets with Mexico’s president. Meanwhile there’s an idea to bring hundreds of child migrants to the South Bay.

07/28/2014

US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California, on July 22, 2014.  (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Draws Criticism For Continuing West Coast Fundraising Tour Amid International Crises

President Barack Obama continues his week long West Coast fundraising trip with two events in the Bay Area, but some political pundits say he should be more focused on pressing international issues.

07/23/2014

Demonstrators hold American flags near the entrance to the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, California on July 7, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors To Fund Relief Efforts For Undocumented Children Crossing Border

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to fund relief efforts for as many as 250 children a month, according to some immigrant advocates, that are arriving in the country.

07/21/2014

Immigration. (AP)

KCBS In Depth: Amid Border Crisis, Immigration Judge Says More Staff And Resources Are Needed

In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro interview Federal San Francisco immigration Judge Dana Leigh Marks who says the Justice Department needs to fully fund and staff the immigration courts, and that Congress needs to finally address immigration policy.

07/21/2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was raised by his grandparents in Mountain View. Vargas has recently revealed that he is an undocumented immigrant. (YouTube / Define American)

Bay Area Journalist, Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained By Border Patrol In Texas

A journalist and immigrant rights advocate with Bay Area ties, who has lived and worked illegally in the U.S. for years, was released after being detained by the Border Patrol in Texas on Tuesday.

07/15/2014

Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

California Leaders Head To Central America Over Immigration Crisis Involving Kids

State Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and other lawmakers head to Central America as the immigration crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors continues.

07/14/2014

Protesters gather outside the Federal Building in Oakland on July 3, 2014, demanding the U.S. grant asylum to the refugee children, and not send them back home to Central America. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

Protesters In Oakland Call On President Obama To Let Thousands Of Undocumented Children Stay In U.S.

A vocal group of protesters gathered outside the Federal Building in Oakland, urging President Obama not to deport immigrant children back to Central America.

07/03/2014

(CBS)

Napa Becomes Latest CA County To End Jail Immigration Holds Without Probable Cause

The Napa County Department of Corrections is the latest California county to decide against detaining inmates past their release date for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unless a court finds a probable cause to detain them.

06/06/2014

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