Richard Gonzales appears in the following:
Monday, February 23, 2015
The nation's immigration courts are jammed with the asylum cases of some 60,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the southern border last summer. There are 429,000 cases pending and only 223 judges.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Immigration advocacy groups met yesterday to talk about what is next for those who want to apply for temporary protections offered by President Obama. A Texas judge recently blocked those actions.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Applications for expanded deportation protections are on hold temporarily while the White House appeals a federal court ruling. Some states challenged the executive actions that extended protections.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A federal judge in Texas said President Obama had overstepped his authority. The president's plan was designed to shield from deportation as many as 4 million people living in this country illegally.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
An Iranian-American immigration judge is suing the Department of Justice over its requirement that she not hear cases involving Iranians.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the issue of same-sex marriage, again. This time, it will determine whether states have the right to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced that she won't seek re-election. State Attorney General Kamala Harris has said she'll run for the seat, but a number of Democrats are considering a run, too.
Monday, December 29, 2014
A year ago, same-sex marriage was legal in 18 states and Washington, D.C. Now that number is up to 35 states, and there's a strong possibility the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the issue in 2015.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Some firms are helping their legal immigrant employees by bringing citizenship workshops and legal assistance to the jobsite. About 100 companies in seven cities are participating in the program.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A strong storm brought heavy rains and wind to Northern California on Thursday, flooding roads and cancelling school for some districts.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Oakland and Berkeley demonstrators have broken into stores and blocked freeways and rail lines, part of a movement born of frustration about police shootings in Staten Island, N.Y., and Ferguson, Mo.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Some 20 U.S. mayors meeting in New York hope to persuade some 4 million undocumented residents to come forward and apply for deferred action.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.
Monday, November 17, 2014
President Obama is poised to approve some changes to the immigration enforcement system using an executive order. The specifics of that order are still being hashed out.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
The killing of two Sacramento area sheriff's deputies by a Mexican national has prompted calls for stricter border security. The man accused of the killings had a long arrest and deportation record.
Friday, November 07, 2014
Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, reversing lower courts' decisions.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Tuesday's elections weren't just bad news for Democrats. Oil giant Chevron got clobbered in a city election in Richmond, Calif., that was widely seen as a referendum on the company itself.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Some violence marred the celebration in San Francisco after the Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in this year's World Series, but the city is now gearing up for its victory parade tomorrow.
Friday, October 24, 2014
The World Series resumes Friday the first in San Francisco. The Giants have won two rings in five years — 2010 and 2012 — and they're working on a third.
Monday, October 20, 2014
The Vietnamese-American community is rallying behind Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan.