Richard Gonzales appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A study by the Migration Policy Institute finds that entry by unauthorized immigrants continues to decline, and about half are nabbed by U.S. authorities at least once.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Two murders in California are stoking debate about undocumented immigrants and how state and local authorities cooperate — or don't — with federal officials.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S. southern border last year, fleeing violence in Central America. This year the Obama administration hopes to forestall a new wave with a quiet new program.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The draft report by outside law enforcement experts says the agency needs more internal affairs investigators. It also calls for more transparency in investigations, especially shootings by agents.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Since the unaccompanied minors crisis last year, the Obama administration is walking a fine line. With a backlog in the courts, many immigrants remain detained with an uncertain future.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The publisher of Allen Ginsberg's iconic poem "Howl" has three books coming out this year and is also working on a novel. Looking back, he says, "Everything was better than it is when you're old."
Monday, June 08, 2015
The case centered on a law requiring residents to keep handguns under lock and key or to use trigger locks when not carrying their weapons. Another measure bans the sale of hollow-point bullets.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Several Yemeni-American men report being stranded temporarily in Yemen after the U.S. seized their passports. They say the government accused them of fraud and forced them to sign false confessions.
Monday, May 11, 2015
A federal judge is expected to rule on whether it is constitutional to hold women and children from Central America, who are seeking asylum in the U.S., in detention centers.
Friday, May 08, 2015
The San Francisco district attorney has identified 3,000 criminal cases that could be compromised by a growing scandal involving racist and otherwise offensive text messages sent by police officers.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
A surge from Asia and a decline in new arrivals from Mexico change the outlook for U.S. demographics.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Lawmakers want to prohibit police officers from viewing video from their body cameras before they write their reports. It's part of an effort to bring more transparency to policing.
Friday, April 17, 2015
A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the president can implement his immigration plan before his term is up.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A federal judge in Seattle has given immigrant advocates a victory.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
A small California town may run out of water because the drought has driven up the price to buy it. Residents of Cantua Creek, Calif., say they can't afford to pay the $30 monthly increase in their bills. The state has offered temporary relief to Fresno County, which supplies water to Cantua Creek. But officials must find an affordable solution for residents to keep taps running long-term.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
A referendum to repeal California's statewide ban on plastic single-use bags has been added to the November 2016 ballot. The measure was backed by the plastic bag industry.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The "Sodomite Suppression Act" is unlikely to get a vote, but it's making waves in the Golden State, where all it takes is $200 and a few hundred thousand signatures to get on a ballot.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
One of California's largest health insurers, Blue Shield of California, could be on the hook for a massive tax bill after the state revoked its tax-exempt status. The company is appealing the decision which could cost the health insurer tens of millions of dollars a year. The dispute comes as the nonprofit is facing mounting criticism for operating like a for-profit company.