A former acting King City police chief pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges in an alleged bribery scheme that targeted Mexican nationals, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.
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.
For more than two decades, San Francisco has been considered a sanctuary for people in the U.S. illegally — a complicated policy politicians and law enforcement officials have continually debated.
A week into the new California law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver licenses, Bay Area Department of Motor Vehicle offices have been swamped with new applicants, while many are being turned away after initially failing the written test.
Several dozen people stood outside in line before dawn at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in San Jose, as California began taking driver’s license applications from illegal immigrants.
President Obama’s immigration announcement on Thursday fell failed to impress the technology interests in Silicon Valley as there were no assurances for an increase in hi-tech visas.
After President Obama makes his announcement on immigration reform tonight, he will sign the executive order into law at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Friday that will shield about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. KCBS talks with law professor Bill Hing to discuss its impact on the Bay Area and beyond.
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding office hours as it prepares to issue an expected 1.4 million licenses to people in the country illegally.
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.