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.
The California Senate approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.
Responding to federal inaction over immigration reform, California Democrats on Tuesday announced a package of 10 bills that would extend health care, legal rights and business protection to immigrants who are illegally living in the state.
California received nearly a half-million applications for driver’s licenses from immigrants in the country illegally in the three months since a new law took effect.
California has handed out 110,000 driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally during the first seven weeks of applications.
A day after a report revealed long wait times at the DMV, the department defended its practices in dealing with a surge of driver’s license applications from undocumented immigrants under a new state program.
The Department of Motor Vehicles is so overwhelmed with requests for new drivers licenses and vehicle registrations that it can take up to three months to get an appointment, or a half-day wait in the lobby.
Hundreds of undocumented immigrants lined up Saturday morning outside a newly opened Department of Motor Vehicles office in Granada Hills.
Hundreds of undocumented immigrants lined up Friday outside California Department of Motor Vehicles locations to apply for driver’s licenses.
The Department of Motor Vehicles expects big crowds on Friday, the first day undocumented immigrants in California can officially apply for a driver’s license.
Immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver’s license databases to track down people for deportation.
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding office hours as it prepares to issue an expected 1.4 million licenses to people in the country illegally.
Dozens of undocumented immigrants Thursday morning arrived at a San Bernardino County church.
Immigration activists came together in Murrieta to show support for the undocumented immigrants flooding into the country.
Officials are dealing with more protests in Murrieta Friday as activists await a group of undocumented immigrants scheduled to arrive from Texas.