Richard Gonzales

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Officials Remain Tight-Lipped On Complex Security At Super Bowl 50

Friday, February 05, 2016

Law enforcement experts say this year's Super Bowl is one of the most guarded public events in recent history. But you won't hear that from federal or local officials. They are very tight-lipped about security.


More Evidence of Decline In The Number Of People In U.S. Illegally

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Demographers say in a new report that the reduction is driven by a net drop in Mexicans living in the U.S. illegally. The study is in line with others that have found a decade-long trend.


New Study Shows Millennials Drive A Rise In Latino Eligible Voters

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

But Hispanics tend to punch below their weight in elections. They're fairly young, and often live in states where election outcomes are not heavily contested — both lead to less voting.


Sikhs In Fresno Worried After Recent Attacks

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sikh-Americans in Fresno, Calif., are apprehensive in the wake of two recent attacks in the area on elderly Sikh men.


Griffey Jr., Piazza Headed For Baseball's Hall Of Fame

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

In his first appearance on the ballot, Ken Griffey Jr. received 99.3 percent of the vote — the highest percentage ever. Mike Piazza got enough votes this year after falling 28 short in 2015.


Immigration Activists Hope To Maintain Momentum For Reform

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Immigration activists go into 2016 hoping to maintain momentum in their campaign for reform. The new year promises a major Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's executive actions.


County Employees In San Bernardino, Calif., Return To Work After Mass Shooting

Monday, December 07, 2015

County workers returned to their offices Monday, five days after the mass killings in San Bernardino, Calif., during an office party. The FBI says it is investigating the shooting as an act of terrorism.


San Bernardino Shooting Puts Screening For 'Fiancé Visas' Under Scrutiny

Saturday, December 05, 2015

One of the alleged shooters in the San Bernardino attack came to the United States on a K-1, or fiancé, visa. NPR's Richard Gonzales looks at how obtaining a fiancé visa isn't easy and may get tougher.


Immigration Activists March To Save Millions From Deportation

Friday, November 20, 2015

Demonstrators rallied Friday in more than 30 cities, and promised more actions in 2016. They want the courts to allow President Obama to make big changes in who is expelled for not having visas.


Mexican Immigration Declining; More Are Returning Than Arriving

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A new study concludes that the job market in the U.S. isn't as attractive as it used to be. Also, many Mexicans are choosing to return to family they left behind.


Immigrants May Impact an Election

Thursday, November 19, 2015

New study shows that the U.S. citizen children of immigrants who would be covered by President Obama's executive actions on immigration are a growing part of the electorate in key battleground states.


Calif. Drought Adds To The Perils Of Endangered Chinook Salmon

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

For the second year, there's a diminishing count of juvenile salmon migrating downstream away from their spawning grounds in northern California. The drought isn't the only problem the salmon face.


White House To Appeal Immigration Ruling To Supreme Court

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The GOP-controlled Congress says it will not take up immigration overhaul until after next year's election. What's next for the nearly 4 million immigrants who would be covered by the Obama actions?


U.S. Government Settles Lawsuit Filed By Iranian-American Judge

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The immigration judge says the Justice Department ordered her not to hear cases involving Iranian nationals. Tuesday, her lawyer announced that the department had rescinded the order.


Administration Seeks Protection of Refugees' LGBT Spouses

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Obama Administration quietly expanded the interpretation of the term spouse to help refugees re-unite with their partners.


Courts Say Detained Non-Citizens Have The Right To Bond Hearings

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Two appeals courts have ruled that non-citizens in prolonged detention have the right to be considered for release while fighting their deportation cases.


Stalled Legal Process Threatens Obama's Executive Actions On Immigration

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Nearly a year ago, the Obama administration expanded protections to certain immigrants and their parents living here illegally. States, led by Texas, sued and won an initial victory t...


Immigrant Advocates Report Abuses At ICE Facilities, Call The Agency 'Complicit'

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The National Immigration Justice Center and Detention Watch Network say they reviewed government inspection documents for 105 detention facilities run by public and private entities.


Bay Area Commuters Angered Over Mismanagement Of Bridge Project

Friday, October 16, 2015

The eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is only two years old, and it's already requiring millions of dollars in repairs. The project, 10 years late and $5 billion ov...


California Governor Vetoes Drug Conviction Bill

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The bill would have protected immigrants with or without legal status from being deported for low-level drug offenses.