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Immigration

People watch a traditional lion dance in front of a bank on the first day of Chinese New Year on January 29, 2006 in Chinatown, San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: Concerns In SF Chinatown Over Immigration Reform

A coalition of local organizations have aligned themselves against a part of the federal immigration reform proposal that would change the existing family reunion program.

05/30/2013

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California May Soon Give Driver Licenses To Those In U.S. Illegally

The measure from Democratic Assemblyman Luis Alejo of Watsonville would allow those without a Social Security number to apply for a driver license.

05/29/2013

A billboard in South San Francisco on May 17, 2013 encourages tech workers to leave Silicon Valley for Canada. (CBS)

Canada Trying To Lure Silicon Valley Tech Workers

The Canadian government has launched an aggressive campaign to lure Silicon Valley tech workers frustrated by U.S. visa policies northward, just as Congress wrestles with a long-sought overhaul of America’s immigration system.

05/17/2013

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Facebook CEO’s Political Group, Labor Spar Over Immigration Reform

To the U.S. technology industry, there’s a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it’s more sinister.

05/16/2013

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SF Archbishop Endorses Immigration Reform, Opposes Gay Rights Amendment

The Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco said on Monday that he endorsed the immigration reform bill currently under consideration in Congress, but opposed a gay rights amendment that could be added to the legislation.

05/13/2013

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Immigrant Raid Rumor Fuels Fear In Central Valley

The rumor spread like wildfire via phone calls, text messages and social media postings and has persisted now for more than three weeks: Immigration agents are rounding up unauthorized workers in Central California farming communities.

05/11/2013

One of several rallies in the Bay Area supporting immigration reform on May 1, 2013. (CBS)

Protesters Seek Immigration Reform In Bay Area May Day Rallies

As many as a thousand protesters marched from San Francisco’s Mission District to Civic Center Plaza Wednesday afternoon to call for immigration reform as part of several May Day rallies in the Bay Area.

05/01/2013

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent. (CBS)

Alameda County Sheriff Urged To Stop Immigration Holds

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to approve a resolution calling on Sheriff Greg Ahern to stop participating in a federal program that has led to the deportation of nearly 2,000 county residents since 2008.

04/24/2013

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bipartisan Group Gathers In Menlo Park, Urges Immigration Reform

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice led a bipartisan gathering of elite politicians in Menlo Park on Tuesday to discuss the importance of moving ahead with national immigration reform.

04/23/2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a keynote during the Facebook f8 Developer Conference at the San Francisco Design Center in San Francisco on September 22, 2011. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook CEO’s New Political Group Targets Immigration, Education

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have formally launched a political group aimed at revamping immigration policy, boosting education and encouraging investment in scientific research.

04/11/2013

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