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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 Tuesday, her lawyer announced that the department had rescinded the order.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.


Partisan Divide Widens Over Immigration Policy

Thursday, October 08, 2015

A new study from the Pew Research Center shows American opinions about immigration policy are increasingly split along party lines.


How Junipero Serra Helped Shape California

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Set to be canonized while Pope Francis is in Washington this week, Junipero Serra and his vision for a series of missions were instrumental in creating the Golden State as we know it.


California Officials Warn Of No Swift End To Severe Fire Season

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It has been a record year for wildfires in California, and officials are warning that the end is not yet in sight. NPR checks in on the fires burning in Northern California and the Sierra Nevada.


Valley Fire In Northern California Devours Homes, Forces Evacuations

Monday, September 14, 2015

Thousands of acres continue to burn in Northern California, devouring homes, threatening geothermal plants and leaving scores of evacuated residents unsure whether or not they will re...


Fast-Moving Wildfires In California Claim 1 Life, Hundreds Of Properties

Monday, September 14, 2015

Two wildfires have swept across 100,000 acres in Northern California, prompting evacuations and an emergency declaration by Gov. Jerry Brown. Fire officials have confirmed at least one death.


Federal Requests For Immigration Holds Continue To Decline

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A research group at Syracuse University has determined that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is decreasing its practice of asking local police to hold detained immigrants.


Southern U.S. Border Sees A Slowdown In Unaccompanied Minors From Central America

Thursday, September 03, 2015

A new study from the Migration Policy Institute shows a slowdown in apprehensions at the U.S. border, thanks in part to increased efforts by Mexico.


Pope Visit Highlights Latino Role In The Future Of The Catholic Church

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Latinos are a big part of the shift of the Catholic Church's strength from the Northeast to the West and South. NPR speaks to Latino Catholics in California about the Pope's upcoming visit.