immigration

Indecline, an art activist collective in San Francisco, transformed a billboard into an editorial with a message blasting immigration policies of Donald Trump’s administration. (Screenshot, Indecline website)

Has immigration fallen off the administration’s radar? Not a chance

Enforced as executive orders, Trump’s hardline policies are proceeding, against will of the people

 

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Complaint filed against SF immigration judge accused of ‘terrorizing’ immigrants

A coalition of 17 legal services and immigration groups on Thursday announced…

 

Buena Ventura Martin-Godinez and her children (with Nora Sandigo of the Children Foundation, right), who were separated at the border under the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, are pictured at a facility in Homestead, Fla. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS)

Playing the blame game

As the senior writer at the National Crime Prevention Council in Washington,…

Buena Ventura Martin-Godinez and her children (with Nora Sandigo of the Children Foundation, right), who were separated at the border under the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, are pictured at a facility in Homestead, Fla. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS)
Former District 9 Supervisor David Campos speaks at a rally for immigrant's rights at City Hall on  December 6, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Board to consider additional funds for immigrant legal defense

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is set to consider additional funding…

Former District 9 Supervisor David Campos speaks at a rally for immigrant's rights at City Hall on  December 6, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
ICE agents from the Department of Homeland Security look into the window of an apartment in Rowland Heights, Calif., while executing search warrants during the ongoing investigattion of alleged birth tourism centers on March 3, 2015. Despite such crackdowns, the problem persists. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Why birth tourism from China persists even as US officials crack down

LOS ANGELES — At 10 a.m. on a cold morning in April…

ICE agents from the Department of Homeland Security look into the window of an apartment in Rowland Heights, Calif., while executing search warrants during the ongoing investigattion of alleged birth tourism centers on March 3, 2015. Despite such crackdowns, the problem persists. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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San Francisco asylum office moving from Tenderloin to SoMa

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Asylum Office is undergoing a move next month,…

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(Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)

Lawsuit filed by immigrant students and parents against Berkeley School District

A class-action lawsuit was filed against the Berkeley School District on Wednesday…

(Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)
Ahmed Hashem is an Iraqi refugee who came to San Francisco in 1994. (Courtesy photo)

Stories of Refugees, Part I: Out of Iraq

In the next few fortnights, this column will focus on stories of…

Ahmed Hashem is an Iraqi refugee who came to San Francisco in 1994. (Courtesy photo)
Left: J. Jha portrays the character Looney Tunes in “The Box.” Right: Jha prepares to walk the ramp for a fashion show. (Left: Courtesy Todd Sanchioni; Right: Courtesy photo)

Written in parenthesis

Late in July, I watched a disturbing and wrenching play called “The…

Left: J. Jha portrays the character Looney Tunes in “The Box.” Right: Jha prepares to walk the ramp for a fashion show. (Left: Courtesy Todd Sanchioni; Right: Courtesy photo)
Ana Morales speaks at a recent panel organized by New American Media in San Francisco. (Courtesy Shikha Singh/New American Media)

Leaving family on the other side of the border

A reader in San Francisco recently commented on how ironic it is…

Ana Morales speaks at a recent panel organized by New American Media in San Francisco. (Courtesy Shikha Singh/New American Media)
New citizens of the United States of America are sworn in during a ceremony at the San Mateo library in June. (Jaya Padmanabhan/Special to S.F. Examiner)

America’s culture of acceptance and our color crisis

On a clear, crisp morning in June, I gathered along with 20…

New citizens of the United States of America are sworn in during a ceremony at the San Mateo library in June. (Jaya Padmanabhan/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Hunters Point Shipyard project, a development with a projected 12,000 housing units, is led by Golden Gate Global — an EB-5 Immigrant Investment Regional Center. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Green cards for the wealthy

If you have access to $500,000, it is possible to buy your…

The Hunters Point Shipyard project, a development with a projected 12,000 housing units, is led by Golden Gate Global — an EB-5 Immigrant Investment Regional Center. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)
The redemption story of Eddy Zheng, a reformed convict who was arrested at 16 and spent nearly 20 years in prison, incidates that something is working in our society. (Courtesy photos)

Crime and Punishment: The Eddy Zheng story

‘A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad…

The redemption story of Eddy Zheng, a reformed convict who was arrested at 16 and spent nearly 20 years in prison, incidates that something is working in our society. (Courtesy photos)
Kate Steinle was killed at Pier 14 along the Embarcadero on July 1, 2015. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Steinle family files lawsuit over Pier 14 killing

The family of a woman shot and killed along San Francisco’s waterfront…

Kate Steinle was killed at Pier 14 along the Embarcadero on July 1, 2015. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
A Sanctuary City supporter sits inside a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors, sheriff reach agreement over sanctuary city law

After months of heated politics over immigration policies, San Francisco reached an…

A Sanctuary City supporter sits inside a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, left, and Supervisor John Avalos find themselves on opposing sides of the ongoing debate about San Francisco’s status as a sanctuary city. (All: Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Sanctuary City: Welcome victims of crime

On KQED’s “Forum” program on May 9, hosted by Michael Krasny, San…

Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, left, and Supervisor John Avalos find themselves on opposing sides of the ongoing debate about San Francisco’s status as a sanctuary city. (All: Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee should be commended for extending San Francisco’s commitment to protecting refugees fleeing violence and persecution. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco steps up for refugees fleeing violence

"Why bother going to school? You are a worthless Indian!” These are…

Mayor Ed Lee should be commended for extending San Francisco’s commitment to protecting refugees fleeing violence and persecution. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Father Cameron Faller of Restorative Justice Ministry drops holy water during a vigil for Kathryn Steinle on July 6, 2015, at Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was fatally shot while she was at the pier with her father and a family friend on July 1, 2015. (Beck Diefenbach/AP)

Reframing negative immigrant narratives

It’s no secret that Donald Trump and other extremists are fanning the…

Father Cameron Faller of Restorative Justice Ministry drops holy water during a vigil for Kathryn Steinle on July 6, 2015, at Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was fatally shot while she was at the pier with her father and a family friend on July 1, 2015. (Beck Diefenbach/AP)
In this April 6, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

On range of issues, Clinton has edge over Trump

WASHINGTON — In an early general election warning for Donald Trump, Americans…

In this April 6, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)