Two years ago, a nursing student was arrested at his San Francisco home and faced deportation because of his status as an undocumented immigrant. On Wednesday, that young man, Shing Ma “Steve” Li, was among several students who were honored at City Hall for completing a national summer internship program for undocumented youths. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee applauded Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval of the California Dream Act on Saturday.
The act allows all low-income students who have graduated high school after at least three years in California to apply for financial aid – regardless of their citizenship status. Read More
A San Francisco family of three facing deportation this month was granted a reprieve by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday morning, giving them until June to obtain legal status.Elizabeth Lee, 18, said she and brother Felix, 16, were brought to the U.S. by their mother, Melissa, nearly 10 years ago to avoid persecution in Peru. Read More
Twenty-five states are considering “copycat” immigration laws similar to the one passed in Arizona last year. Read More
No Republican in Washington is more worried about the Tea Party than Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. But a few Republicans should be as worried as Hatch, notably Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar. Read More
The Senate on Saturday rejected an effort to move ahead on a bill that would have provided a path to citizenship for people who arrived illegally in the United States as children.
Markos Moulitsas, the influential founder of the lefty website DailyKos, used to love Montana Democratic Sen. Read More
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has obstinately defied the wishes of the American people by scheduling a vote on a controversial immigration bill during Congress’ upcoming lame-duck session. It takes hubris to try to impose such an unwinnable debate over amnesty for illegal immigrants in the same Congress that rejected it just two months ago. Read More
In 2006, a crumbling GOP majority in Congress proposed a series of measures with no hope of passage, but were designed to stir up the Republican voter base. In the Senate, there was a constitutional amendment to ban flag-burning. In the House, there was a bill to prevent federal courts from ruling the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional. Read More
"Hey, Feinstein, what do you say? Make my dreams come true today!" undocumented students and their supporters chanted at Sen. Dianne Feinstein's San Francisco office today, asking her to publicly support legislation that would help young people brought to the U.S. by immigrant parents become citizens. Read More