DMV Offers Free Real ID Upgrade To Californians Who Renewed Licenses By Mail During PandemicCalifornians who renewed driver's licenses or ID cards during the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to upgrade to Real ID cards for free, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced Monday.
UPDATE: Santa Clara County DA to Confront Homeland Security Over VTA ShootingSanta Clara County district attorney Jeff Rosen is ready to ask the United States Department of Homeland Security why the agency didn't inform local authorities about detaining and interviewing the man behind last week's mass shooting at the VTA railyard
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Extends Real ID Compliance Date Due to PandemicThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended its full enforcement of Real ID-compliant driver's licenses from Oct. 1, 2021 to 2023 due to the pandemic, DHS officials announced Tuesday.
SF, SCC Counties Win Final Victory In Challenge To Trump Administration's 'Public Charge' Rule; DOJ Drops AppealBay Area lawmakers did a final victory lap in the challenge to Trump administration's 'public charge' rule after the Department of Justice dropped its appeal and the Supreme Court dismissed the case.
Lawsuit Against Asian Art Museum Seeks Return Of Artifacts 'Looted' From Ancient Thai TemplesThe federal government has filed a civil lawsuit and was asking the Board of Directors of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum "to do the right thing" and return religious artwork illegally removed from ancient temples to the people of Thailand.
ICE Operation Targeting California 'Sanctuary' Cities Nets Over 125 ArrestsOfficials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Wednesday announced a recent targeted enforcement operation that resulted in the apprehension of over 125 at-large aliens across California, including in San Francisco.
Ex-Convict With Arsenal Of Weapons Including Assault Rifles, Parts, Ammo Arrested In Rohnert ParkAn ex-convict was arrested on a litany of weapons charges after police and federal agents discovered a large cache of weapons in storage units he was renting in Santa Rosa, authorities said Friday.
Trump Administration Rescinds Rule Requiring Foreign Online Students To Leave CountryFacing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the pandemic.
REAL ID Deadline To Be Pushed Back At Least A Year Over CoronavirusThe deadline to obtain a REAL ID, federally mandated identification that will be needed for passengers to board aircraft, will be extended.
San Jose Judge Finds US In Contempt After Immigrants In Suit DeportedA federal judge based in San Jose has found the U.S. government in contempt after authorities deported five young immigrants.
ICE CRACKDOWN: U.S. Border Agents To Be Deployed In 'Sanctuary' Cities Including San FranciscoMore federal Customs and Border Patrol agents will be deployed to major "sanctuary cities" including San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirmed Friday.
Alameda County Supes Reject Report Criticizing Changes To Urban Shield ProgramThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to reject most of a county Civil Grand Jury report’s criticisms of the way it handled the process of approving sweeping changes to the sheriff’s controversial “Urban Shield” law enforcement training program.
Homeland Security To Collect Social Media Usernames On Immigration And Visitor ApplicationsThe Department of Homeland Security plans to begin requesting social media information on applications for immigration benefits and foreign travel to the US, an expansion of data collection already taking place.
California DMV To Close All Offices For Half-Day For Real ID TrainingCalifornia's Department of Motor Vehicles says it will close all offices for a half-day next month to train workers on the federal Real ID program.
Report Criticizes Alameda Co. Supes For 'Urban Shield' Changes Resulting In Loss Of Federal FundsAn Alameda County grand jury issued a report on Monday strongly criticizing the county Board of Supervisors for the way it handled the approval process of sweeping changes to the sheriff’s controversial “Urban Shield” law enforcement training program.