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City College of San Francisco has issued layoff warnings to 160 faculty members. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City College classes for English learners jeopardized by cutbacks

English learners and their supporters called for financial support from The City…

 

Charles Joseph, who is represented by the San Francisco Public Defender’s office, is facing deportation to Fiji. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Giving immigrants a second chance after incarceration

Legislation would allow some faced with deportation a chance to challenge their old convictions

 

In 2017 in McAllen, Texas, immigrant children were separated from their families, to be placed in U.S. homes while their parents faced deportation. (Shutterstock)

A family separated at the border survives

New task force, nonprofits help immigrants traumatized by former Zero Tolerance policy

 

Then-California secretary of state Alex Padilla speaks during a news conference in 2018 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)

Senator Alex Padilla named chair of immigration subcommittee

The former California Secretary of State is the first Latino to serve in this role

Then-California secretary of state Alex Padilla speaks during a news conference in 2018 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
Analysis indicates that tech workers are moving from San Francisco to Texas, Nevada, Washington, or, in California, to Sacramento. (Courtesy sf.citi.org)
Analysis indicates that tech workers are moving from San Francisco to Texas, Nevada, Washington, or, in California, to Sacramento. (Courtesy sf.citi.org)
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

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)
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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…

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Donald Trump’s policies have increased scrutiny of people applying for the H1-B visa, the most common visa for skilled workers. (Courtesy photo)
Donald Trump’s policies have increased scrutiny of people applying for the H1-B visa, the most common visa for skilled workers. (Courtesy photo)
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)