Jaya Padmanabhan

Options for DACA immigrants start with legal screenings

President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Trump’s Chief of Staff…

When literature reflects reality: The caravans at the San Ysidro border crossing

At about the time a caravan of migrants from Central Mexico converged…

America must resist the protectionist perspective

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) saw a decline in annual…

‘Flawed logic’ behind citizenship question on 2020 census

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau gathers data to account for…

H1-B visa applications facing heightened scrutiny

On April 2, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting…

Intimidation and chaos all part of ICE’s policies

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are setting their scopes…

Catholic leaders urge permanent legislative solution for Dreamers

Let’s talk religion. In a statement rejecting the rescindment of the Deferred…

Sanctuary crackdown won’t make San Francisco safer

The Department of Justice sent a letter to 23 jurisdictions on Jan.…

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…