The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in California is a victory for the immigrant rights lawyers who brought the case.
The term “sanctuary city” has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.
More than 1,800 immigrants that the federal government wanted to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested for various crimes, according to a government report released Monday.
The Macy’s department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico’s governor and New York City’s mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.
Immigration authorities are expanding a Southern California detention facility to get more bed space for women with criminal records, immigrants with medical needs, recently-arrived asylum seekers and other detainees.
The decision was made Thursday by the County Medical Services Program. That program provides health services to the poor in the mostly rural, sparsely populated counties.
In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of becoming the largest state in the nation to extend state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally.
A Santa Barbara-based group has sparked a firestorm after some say a video posted last year singled out immigrants as responsible for lower water supplies.
California issued 59,000 driver’s licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally during the first month their applications were accepted, state officials said Wednesday.
The Mexican government on Thursday started issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits, driver’s licenses and protection from deportation.
Immigrants in the country illegally who fraudulently obtained a California driver’s license before it was legal won’t get a new card until state authorities review their driving record.
California officials say 46,200 immigrants started applying for a driver’s license in the first three days that the state began issuing licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally.
While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver’s license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.
Thousands of immigrants turned out for a forum in Downtown L.A. Sunday to learn about President Obama’s immigration reform plan.
A day after President Barack Obama announced his executive action on immigration, a question emerged: what’s next for those living in the U.S. without legal permission?