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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”