Articles Tagged With ‘Illegal Immigration’

Illegal workers exploiting tax credit

A federal tax law passed in 2001 intended to widen the income tax collection net apparently had the opposite effect, opening the floodgates for massive fraud, according to a recent government report. Undocumented individuals not authorized to be employed, milked... (Continue reading)

Senate approves college aid for illegal immigrants

Illegal immigrants would be allowed to get privately financed student aid administered by state universities and colleges under legislation approved Thursday by the state Senate and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. [LATimes] Brown said during last year’s election campaign that... (Continue reading)

Fifteen illegal immigrants found off Santa Barbara coast

Fifteen illegal immigrants were plucked off of Santa Cruz Island Sunday after being stranded and calling 9-1-1 for assistance. [LA Times] Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Park Service searched the islands off of Santa Barbara last... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles couple pleads to harboring illegal aliens

A Paso Robles couple pleaded guilty late this afternoon to federal charges of harboring illegal aliens who were smuggled into the United States and worked under sub-standard conditions at the couple’s elder care facilities. Maximino Morales, 45, and Melinda Morales,... (Continue reading)

Poll: Golden State not so golden

The Golden State has apparently lost its luster. California residents ranked their quality of life at its lowest mark in 20 years because of the continuing economic downturn. [San Francisco Chronicle] The poll by UC Berkeley and Field, conducted in... (Continue reading)

Fresno student body president admits to being illegal immigrant

The student body president at California State University — Fresno has been forced to publicly admit that he is an illegal immigrant. [Associated Press] Pedro Ramirez, 22, was outed by the campus newspaper Tuesday after the staff received an anonymous... (Continue reading)

Whitman admits hiring undocumented housekeeper

Meg Whitman admitted Wednesday that she paid an undocumented worker to clean her residence and provide other services in her home for nine years but insisted that she had been unaware of the woman’s immigration status. The Republican gubernatorial candidate,... (Continue reading)

Dispatches: Postcard from Arizona

By DAVID CONGALTON Greetings from the Grand Canyon State, where I have been holed up since Friday. Here until Monday morning. Four days isn’t much of a vacation, but I prefer to be away from home for only short spurts at a... (Continue reading)

Californians divided on new Arizona law

The recent crackdown on illegal immigration in Arizona finds Californians closely divided, with deep splits along age and ethnicity, according to a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll. [Los Angeles Times] Overall, 50 percent of those surveyed indicated support for the... (Continue reading)

Increase in illegal immigrants coming to California by sea

Human smuggling off the coast of California is on the increase and officials worry that increased security measures on land will lead to more attempts by people to enter the country illegally — by sea. [California Watch] An additional concern... (Continue reading)