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California Senate Approves Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Buy Health Insurance

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (Reuters) - The California Senate voted on Tuesday to allow unauthorized immigrants to buy health insurance on a state exchange cr...

California Pushes To Expand Health Care For Immigrants

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has galvanized Democrats, immigration g...

This Group Backs Obama Taking Action, Even If Congress Won't

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Most Californians would support President Barack Obama's issuing an executive order to deal with the flood of immigrant children ...

CA Lawmakers Tour Facility Where Immigrant Children Held

Judy Farah | Posted 09.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Judy Farah

It was one of the first glimpses we've got of some of the thousands of children who have illegally immigrated to the U.S. this year.

Police Separate Protesters, Supporters Awaiting Buses Of Immigrants

AP | MATT HAMILTON | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency...

Protesters Force Buses Carrying Migrant Children To Reroute

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after American flag...

Bizarre Ad Makes A Shocking Claim About Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.18.2014 | Latino Voices

A California group is arguing that the state should keep out immigrants to protect its threatened water supply. In an Earth Day ad from Californian...

Forging California's Destiny

Gary Orfield | Posted 06.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Gary Orfield

Southern California, one of the world's largest and most diverse urban areas, is rapidly becoming a region of profound economic inequality. The changing demography across this vast urban sprawl has led to sharp divisions in the population's educational, social and racial profile.

California Makes Big Progress On Immigration

AP | AMY TAXIN and ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Far fewer immigrants arrested by California law enforcement are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation since a new...

California Immigration Holds Drop Significantly

AP | AMY TAXIN and ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Far fewer immigrants arrested by California law enforcement are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation since a ne...

Sacramento, Not Washington, Sets Pace for Immigration Reform

Elena Shore | Posted 11.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

With federal immigration reform stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives, activists here are turning their attention to a series of bills moving through the Democrat-controlled state legislature that could make California one of the most immigrant-friendly states in the nation.

State's GOP Lawmakers Call For Immigration Reform

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A group of Republican California lawmakers is breaking with their party's skeptici...

Dems Encourage Gov To Sign Immigration Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), along with 28 of her Democratic colleagues, sent a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown encouragin...

What Immigrant Moms Want for Mother's Day

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 07.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Reshma Shamasunder

Moms shouldn't have to worry that they have to choose between paying the rent and keeping their families healthy, between food and a trip to the doctor. But these are just the types of impossible situations many immigrant mothers find themselves in every day.

The Miracle Woman: Putting a Face on Immigration Reform

John Densmore | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
John Densmore

This great melting pot we live in has been built by immigrants. When the right wing attacks immigrants, they focus on the small percentage of criminals but not the Rosas who contribute day in and day out to our society.

Aaron Sankin

California's Largest Ethnic Group To Change in 2013 | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.22.2013 | San Francisco

Hispanics for the first time will become California's largest ethnic group by the end of the year, according to a report on California's shifting demo...

Elise Foley

California Governor Vetoes Pro-Immigrant Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill late Sunday to make California the "anti-Arizona" on immigration enforcement, after a long fig...

California's TRUST Act Would Advance Social Justice, Uphold Core Religious Ideals

Michael Weiler, S.J. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Michael Weiler, S.J.

Our religious traditions call upon us to recognize the humanity and equality of all people. The importance of fairness is enshrined in the golden rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

And Pigs "May" Fly

Hector Villagra | Posted 11.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

John Morton, the director of U.S. Immigrations and Enforcement (ICE), has suggested that policies that restrict compliance with immigration detainers "may" violate federal law. If he thinks this is true of the TRUST Act, I can say, "Yes, and pigs 'may' fly."

Elise Foley

California Democrats Endorse Bill To Severely Limit Cooperation With Immigration Program | Elise Foley | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has two and a half weeks to decide whether to sign the TRUST Act, a bill that would cut off some coopera...

Elise Foley

California Legislature Votes To Severely Limit Cooperation With Immigration Program | Elise Foley | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would drastically reduce California's participation in a key immigration enforcement program passed through the state Assemb...

Elise Foley

Federal Immigrant Program Costs Los Angeles Millions | Elise Foley | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles County is spending more than $26 million a year to hold undocumented immigrants under a federal immigration enforcement init...

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: Undocumented Youth Hold 'Graduation' Ceremony At City Hall | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.02.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hundreds of young undocumented immigrants from California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and elsewhere gathered on the steps of San Fra...

Will Obama Unclog California?

| Ryan Gabrielson | Posted 06.28.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Ryan Gabrielson California’s clogged immigration courts are likely to receive relief ...

Elise Foley

California Lawmakers Move Forward With Fight Against Immigration Enforcement | Elise Foley | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Opponents of the controversial immigration enforcement program Secure Communities won a small but significant victory on Tuesday when a California Sta...