New California Law Expands Tax Credit for ImmigrantsCalifornia will give tax breaks to more immigrants — including those living in the country illegally — under a new law that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday.
Thousands of Unaccompanied Children Expelled at US BorderAbout 8,800 unaccompanied children have been quickly expelled from the United States along the Mexico border under a pandemic-related measure that effectively ended asylum, authorities said Friday.
Immigrants Under Evacuation Orders Can Reschedule Ceremonies, Appointments With USCISImmigrants who have lost or had to flee their homes can call or write to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to reschedule. USCIS will automatically reschedule upcoming appointments when an immigrant who lives in the burn area misses one.
CoCo County Sheriff Criticized For Making Prisoner Info PublicThe Contra Costa County Sheriff is drawing heat for releasing information about jail prisoners that critics say is helping ICE deport people.
Bay Area Non-Profit Helping To Bring Foreign Students To US Reeling Over J-1 Visa SuspensionThis year Cultural Homestay International, in San Rafael, will celebrate its 40th anniversary. But there is little to celebrate due to the Trump administration's suspension of J-1 visas.
Fed Court Orders DACA Fully Restored Following Supreme Court RulingA federal court in Maryland on Friday ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program must be restored fully, meaning it must open up to new applicants for the first time in three years.
California Will Sue Trump Administration Over International Student Visa PolicyThe state of California filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday over a policy that would bar international students from staying in the United States unless they were scheduled to take in-person classes.
University Of California To Sue Feds Over New COVID-19 Visa Policy Impacting International StudentsUniversity of California on Wednesday announced plans to sue the federal government over new rules requiring international college students to leave the U.S. unless they take some in-person classes during the pandemic.
SF Appeals Court Deals 2nd Blow To Trump Asylum PolicyThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a key U.S. policy to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country without first seeking protection there, dealing it a second blow in less than a week.
Fed Appeals Court In San Francisco Rules Against Trump On Border Wall FundingOn Friday, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled against the Trump administration in its transfer of $2.5 billion from military construction projects to build sections of the U.S. border wall with Mexico
Trump Extends Ban On Green Cards, Temporary Work Visas For Workers In Tech, Multinational FirmsThe Trump administration on Monday extended a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and added many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology companies and multinational corporations.
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To California Sanctuary Law; Local Police Do Not Have To Cooperate With ICE AgentsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s bid to throw out a California immigrant-sanctuary law that limits local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
Coronavirus Update: Federal Judge Questions 'Social Distancing' At Crowded California Immigration Detention FacilitiesCiting a "significant risk of harm" from the spread of the coronavirus, a federal judge has ordered the possible release of more than 400 ICE detainees from federal immigration holding facilities in Marysville and Bakersfield.
Coronavirus Update: Bay Area Immigration Rights Advocates Rip President Trump's Border Shutdown PlansPresident Donald Trump announced plans Tuesday evening to temporarily suspend immigration into the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic with an executive order.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Federal Judge Orders Four ICE Detainees Released In Wake Of Virus Threat A federal judge has ordered immigration authorities to release four detainees from custody in California because their health conditions put them at risk of a fatal coronavirus infection.