KPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with California state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) (5-19-19)
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At Issue: Housing and Homelessness in the Bay AreaKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with California state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) (5-19-19)
Border Wall Battle Comes to Bay AreaThe White House is bringing its border wall battle to the Bay Area, squaring off against opponents here in federal court. Melissa Caen reports. (5-17-19)
U.S. Border Patrol Disinvited To Student Job Fair At San Jose City CollegeU.S. Border Patrol was invited to participate in a job fair at San Jose City College, but later asked not to come. Other colleges have made similar calls but Len Ramirez tells us some SJSU students say the decision makes for a missed opportunity.
At Issue: Mueller Report / Border SecurityKPIX 5's Phil Matier discusses two issues dominating headlines this week with U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin). 3-31-19
Santa Clara County Rethinks ICE Cooperation Following Bambi Larson MurderSanta Clara County officials are shifting their position on contacting federal authorities about inmates convicted of violent crimes after an apparent undocumented felon was arrested in connection with the brutal killing of a South San Jose woman in late February. Maria Medina reports. (3-21-19)
House Leader Pelosi Calls For Override Vote After Trump's Veto In Battle Over Wall FundingSpeaker Pelosi is calling call for an override vote, even if they don’t have the supermajority needed to overturn the President Trump's veto. Katie Nielsen explains this latest salvo in the president's battle to fund a border wall.
ICE Says Man Who Shot at Napa Deputy Was in U.S. Illegally After Multiple DeportationsThe man who was shot dead by a Napa County sheriff’s deputy after he fired at her during a traffic stop was a Mexican national in the country illegally after being deported multiple times, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Joe Vazquez reports. (2-21-19)
California to Battle Pres. Trump's Emergency Declaration for Border Wall FundingThe governor and state attorney general have vowed to file a lawsuit to stop the president's attempt to get money to build a border wall. Melissa Caen reports. (2-15-19)
Pebble Beach First-Timer Crossed the Rio Grande on His Way to Pro Golf CareerThe opening round of the AT&T Pro-Am is in the books. Jose de Jesus Rodriguez fired a 68 at Spyglass and is just three shots off the lead and, while he's a long shot to win this weekend, it's nothing like the odds he faced to land a spot on the PGA tour. Dennis O'Donnell reports. (2-7-19)
At Issue: Shutdown ShowdownEast Bay congressman Mark DeSaulnier returns to discuss the ongoing government shutdown and the president's demand for money to build a barrier on the U.S./Mexico border. (1-20-19)
Full Remarks: Pres. Trump Speaks on Border Security from White HouseSpeaking from the White House on Saturday, President Trump said he was offering a "commonsense compromise both parties should embrace." (1-19-19)
At Issue: Shutdown Sorrows / Wall WailingsPhil Matier and Bay Area congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) discuss the government partial shutdown and the president's commitment to build a border wall. (1-13-19)
Sheriff Takes Aim at California Sanctuary Law Following Arrest of Alleged Cop KillerThe arrest of an undocumented immigrant from Mexico accused of killing a Northern California police officer has stoked the debate over sanctuary laws and illegal immigration. Melissa Caen reports. (12-28-18)
At Issue: Migrant Caravan / Birthright CitizenshipPhil Matier discusses current immigration issues with Hadar Aviram, professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law. (11-4-18)
CA Democrat Not Aligned With Memo On Immigration From Campaign StrategistsAs the midterm elections loom, a rift is developing among Democrats on immigration. Some are saying it’s better to emphasize other issues, but as Melissa Caen tells us, in California, not every candidate agrees.
Trump Administration Proposal on Green Cards Draws Immigrants' IreA new proposal by the Trump administration -- quietly announced over the weekend -- was heard loud and clear by an immigrant rights organization in San Jose. Maria Medina reports. (9-28-18)
Mourners Remember Mollie Tibbetts at Vigil in IowaMourners packed an Iowa church to remember Mollie Tibbetts whose body was found yesterday, one month after she disappeared. Earlier in the day the suspect appeared in court. Joe Vazquez reports. (8-22-18)
ICE Arrests SoCal Man En Route To Hospital With Wife To Deliver BabyA San Bernadino woman said she had to drive herself to the hospital after her husband was hauled away by ICE agents. Chris Holmstrom has her story.
Separated Immigrant Family Reunited at SFOIt was an emotional reunion as an immigrant family, separated at the border, met again at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday afternoon. It was the first time that Sophia had seen her biological mother or grandmother in months. Julie Watts reports. (8-9-18)
Undocumented Immigrants Fear Registering to Vote in S.F. School Board ElectionsSan Francisco voters approved a measure to allow undocumented immigrant parents/guardians to vote in school board elections but, so far, the response has been almost nonexistent. Susie Steimle reports. (8-2-18)
Moms Stage Hunger Strike To Protest Trump Administration's Family SeparationsIn Oakland a group of moms are on a hunger strike to speak out against a missed deadline to reunify some immigrant families. John Ramos tells us this protest will spread to other cities.
SF Coffee Company Breaks Ties With Salesforce For Doing Business With ICEWrecking Ball Coffee Roasters will lose tens of thousands of dollars for its decision not to cater Salesforce's annual convention. Joe Vazquez explains its because of Salesforce's contract with ICE.
Salesforce Faces Backlash Over Contract with Federal Immigration AgencySalesforce has a contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and now, as KPIX 5's Joe Vazquez learned, one local company has decided to turn its back on the tech giant and its business. (7-26-18)
At Issue: Homelessness / Sanctuary PolicyKPIX 5's Phil Matier and California state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) discuss two major issues that state lawmakers and officials are grappling with. (7-22-18)
CoCo County Sheriff's Cutting Ties With ICEThe Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department is cutting its ties with ICE. Juliette Goodrich tells us why the county decided to walk away from a multi-million dollar federal contract.
San Francisco Anti-ICE Protest in Day 5ICE protesters are showing no signs of leaving their camp on a normally-busy street. Wilson Walker reports. (7-6-18)
Anti-ICE Protesters in San Francisco Demand Attention, No Pictures PleaseProtesters outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco want attention for their cause but they don't want their faces to appear on camera. Simon Perez reports. (7-5-18)
Judge Blocks 1 California Sanctuary Law, Allows 2 OthersCalifornia can limit police cooperation with immigration officials and require inspections of detention facilities but can't enforce a key part of a third state sanctuary law barring private employers from allowing immigration officials on their premises without a warrant, a U.S. judge ruled Thursday. Melissa Caen reports. (7-5-18)
At Issue: Immigration DebateKPIX 5's Phil Matier discusses the plight of migrant families and the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier. (7-1-18)