Articles Tagged With ‘Immigration’

Illegal immigrants may soon become lawyers in California

A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to become lawyers is sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. [SacramentoBee] Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez introduced Assembly Bill 1024 as urgency legislation earlier this month after the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments... (Continue reading)

Ventura Homeland Security agent accused of taking bribes

A Ventura man and agent with the Department of Homeland Security surrendered to federal authorities after a grand jury on Wednesday indicted him and four others who allegedly participated in a long-running immigration fraud scheme that was fueled by official... (Continue reading)

Undocumented immigrants march for citizenship in Santa Maria

About 80 protesters marched in Santa Maria Wednesday, calling for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. [KCOY] The protesters marched to the corner of Main St. and Broadway, where they held signs, many of which saying, “The time is... (Continue reading)

Asians immigration to California surpasses Latino immigration

During the past decade, the number of Asian immigrants has increased becoming two and a half times greater than Latino numbers, according to census data. [SacramentoBee] In 2001, 42 percent of immigrants coming to California were from Latin America while... (Continue reading)

Obama eases immigrants’ residency rule

Illegal immigrants with immediate relatives who are U.S. citizens can be fast-tracked to permanent residency under a rule issued Wednesday by the Obama Administration. (Los Angeles Times) The executive action by the Department of Homeland Security will affect about 10... (Continue reading)

Another try for immigrant bill

California’s Democratically-controlled Legislature welcomes its new members today, and some lawmakers have already sprung into action. (Sacramento Bee) Assemblymen Tom Ammiano and Luis Alejo, along with Sen. Kevin De León, all Democrats, are reintroducing the “Trust Act,” aiming to stop... (Continue reading)

Brown signs immigrant driver’s license bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday that will let as many as 350,000 undocumented immigrants qualify for California driver’s licenses. [LATimes] Those under 30-years-old who came to this country before they were 16-years-old, would qualify if they are... (Continue reading)

Driver’s license furor erupting

Faced with fast and furious reaction to an earlier decision, the California Department of Motor Vehicles is reexamining its stated intent to issue driver’s licenses to young illegal immigrants who become part of the federal government’s deportation amnesty. (San Jose... (Continue reading)

Deportation halt may swamp state jobs

The Obama administration’s announcement Friday easing deportation of children and young adult immigrants will soon flood the already-stressed job market in California with new employment seekers. (Contra Costa Times)) As many as 350,000 of those affected by the directive are... (Continue reading)

Local farm laborers, NAFTA, and child labor laws

OPINION By JOHN SALISBURY It is time for a little recap on developments on past articles. The first is that the White House, after facing fierce political pressure from Republicans, rural Democrats and farm groups across the nation has backed... (Continue reading)