Articles Tagged With ‘Immigration’




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California reportedly leads the nation in hate groups

California has 79 active hate groups, more than any other state in the country, according to the civil rights advocacy organization the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC published a “hate map” showing there are 917 hate groups in... (Continue reading)

California growers trying to replace diminishing farm workers with robots

Faced with a shrinking population of immigrant farm workers, California growers are racing to adopt technological innovations that will mechanically pick crops. [LA Times] Over much of the past decade, Mexican immigrants have been returning to Mexico at a faster... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court partially reinstates Trump’s travel ban

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that President Donald Trump’s “travel ban” can take effect, albeit with exceptions allowing some individuals from targeted countries to enter the United States. [USA Today] Monday’s ruling states Trump may bar individuals from six Muslim... (Continue reading)

Recently deported Nipomo murder suspect released from jail, then re-arrested

The 24-year-old Nipomo man who was arrested for murdering his girlfriend less than a year after he was deported to Mexico was released from San Luis Obispo County Jail on an apparent technicality. Deputies then re-arrested the suspect without him... (Continue reading)

SLO Council approves sanctuary city-style resolution

Led by Mayor Heidi Harmon, the city of San Luis Obispo has responded to a purported crackdown on illegal immigration by the Trump Administration with a resolution declaring all people, irrespective of immigration status, welcome in SLO and instructing city... (Continue reading)

California opposes sanctuary cities, Berkeley poll suggests

Californians are overwhelmingly opposed to sanctuary city immigration policies, according to a poll commissioned by UC Berkeley Institute for Governmental Studies (IGS). As a caveat, the director of IGS notes 99.5 percent of participants in the poll were citizens, and... (Continue reading)

California teachers on leave for mocking ‘Day Without Immigrant’ students

Five teachers and a counselor at a Southern California high school took to Facebook last week to express their immense satisfaction with the “Day Without Immigrants.” The teachers stated that, for a day, they did not have to deal with... (Continue reading)

Thousands of Santa Maria students skip class to protest Trump

More than 7,000 students were missing from Santa Maria elementary schools on Thursday while walkouts, strikes and business closures took place nationwide as part of the “Day Without Immigrants” — a protest against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. In San... (Continue reading)

Big Sky Cafe closes for ‘Day Without Immigrants’

As part of a nationwide protest against United States President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, Big Sky Cafe in downtown San Luis Obispo is keeping its doors closed Thursday. Greg Holt, co-owner of the restaurant, released a statement Wednesday saying it... (Continue reading)

California birth rate hits record low

California’s birth rate has fallen to a record low, dropping below the lowest level during the Great Depression. [Sac Bee] The state’s current rate is 12.42 live births per 1,000 people, according to a report released Monday by the California... (Continue reading)



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