Undocumented Immigrants

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California Lawmakers Target Immigrant Driver’s License Scams

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.

08/19/2014

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Monterey County Tow Company Owner Testifies He Conspired With Police Chief To Seize From Cars Unlicensed Latino Drivers

Prosecutors revealed details with devastating testimony from a witness Thursday on how a car-towing scheme that targeted mostly unlicensed Spanish-speaking drivers was allegedly masterminded by King City Police Sgt. Bobby Carrillo.

06/27/2014

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DMV Asking For Feedback On Plans To Issue Licences To Undocumented Immigrants

The Department of Motor Vehicles is holding a hearing on what immigrants in the country illegally will need to apply for driver’s license starting next year.

06/24/2014

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San Francisco Joins Neighboring Counties In Suspending Undocumented Immigrant Jail Holds

San Francisco has stopped honoring detention requests for suspected undocumented immigrants in jail who would otherwise be eligible for release, joining most other Bay Area counties in suspending the controversial practice, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced Thursday.

05/29/2014

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Alameda County Will No Longer Hold Undocumented Immigrants In Jail

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will no longer honor requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold suspected undocumented immigrants in jail who would otherwise be eligible for release, joining a growing wave of backlash against the controversial policy.

05/22/2014

A car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

DMV Seeks Public Input For Issuing Undocumented Immigrants’ Licenses

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is looking for public input as it works to implement the new law allowing undocumented immigrants to get their driver’s licenses.

01/28/2014

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Phil Matier: Undocumented Immigrants Driver License Bill Approved With Conditions

The recently approved bill, AB60, allowing undocumented immigrants in California to get driver’s licenses includes a requirement that the new licenses carry a feature distinguishing them from those for legal residents and that has some concerned that people who get the new licenses could be discriminated against.

09/19/2013

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SF Supervisor Touts Legislation To Keep Illegal Immigrants Away From Feds

A San Francisco supervisor is introducing legislation to keep undocumented immigrants in jail from being turned over to the feds for deportation.

07/23/2013

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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

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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

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