Jaya Padmanabhan

America’s undocumented future: An odyssey, a shutdown and a status quo

I’ve been reading Dan-El Padilla Peralta’s book, “Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey…

H-1B visa reform: Issa bill worth considering

The H-1B visa program needs reform. The H-1B visa program is essential…

Diversity as a correctional tool

When 29-year-old terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov drove his rental truck along a…

SF woman uses own struggles to advocate for well-being of youth

For years, San Francisco resident Susan Page couldn’t explain the overwhelming sadness…

Spending bill must include DACA compromise

On Nov. 28, President Donald Trump tweeted: “Meeting with ‘Chuck and Nancy’ today…

San Francisco: The best US city for immigrants?

Among 50 of the most populous cities in the United States, San…

PrEP campaigns must include youth, communities of color

The Department of Public Health has launched an ambitious campaign called Getting…

Job-creating EB-5 visa program sees numbers decline

On Sept. 8, the EB-5 Regional Center visa program was extended by…

Bay Area melting pot comprised of exotic tastes

The sky was Maya blue with streaks of white. People were milling…

Ban and register firearm stockpilers, not Muslims

During his first week in office, President Donald Trump directed the Justice…

Dreamer finds support, sanctuary in San Francisco

Now that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is in the…

America’s moral verdict on ending DACA

It’s been more than five years since President Barack Obama created the…

Cuts to Medicaid will be felt most by children

Despite the failure of Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable…

The RAISE Act, an immigration bill that drags us down

Immigration reform is on our lips, yet no coherent idea is taking…

Is America hand-picking the best refugees?

From January to May this year, San Francisco County didn’t see a…

LGBT refugee recounts escape from Uganda

‘My name is Anita Nambasa, and I’m from Uganda,” she said, her…

EB-5 visas: More skin in the game?

The EB-5 program has been extended through Sept. 30, 2017, in the…

San Francisco, what do we do about the Davis-Oliver Act?

With the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of House of Representatives Bill 2431…

Border patrol agents aren’t all cruel and heartless

‘Look, I told [my mother], I spent four years in college studying…