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Napolitano Confirmed as UC President; Undocumented Students Disrupt Proceedings

July 18, 2013 | 3:27 pm

Napolitano Confirmed as UC President; Undocumented Students Disrupt Proceedings

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Janet Napolitano has been confirmed as the next president of the University of California. The confirmation proceedings were marked by student protests inside and outside the UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco. During public comment, one student was arrested inside the conference room after he charged the board dais. Four other students were […]

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Protesters Rally Against Proposed Border Enforcement Expansion

July 17, 2013 | 6:56 pm

Protesters Rally Against Proposed Border Enforcement Expansion

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By Alex Emslie Immigrant rights activists gathered in San Francisco and across the country Wednesday to protest a proposed $46 billion surge in border security spending in the immigration overhaul bill currently before Congress. Protesters fear the massive border enforcement expansion will cause more migrants to die along a treacherous route through the Sonora Desert, […]

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Silicon Valley Cos. Join With Labor in Teaching Janitors English

June 19, 2013 | 6:30 am

Silicon Valley Cos. Join With Labor in Teaching Janitors English

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By Jason Margolis If the immigration bill being debated by the Senate this week becomes law, millions of immigrants eager to become legal residents will need to learn English. It’s also currently a requirement for passing the citizenship exam. But studying is a daunting task for people working multiple jobs, and budget cuts to adult […]

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California Bills Aim to Protect Immigrant Workers from Retaliation

May 28, 2013 | 5:30 am

California Bills Aim to Protect Immigrant Workers from Retaliation

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By Sasha Khokha and Rachel Estabrook While Congress debates federal immigration reform in Washington, California lawmakers are pushing several bills to strengthen state protections for immigrant workers. The measures could shut down California companies when employers intimidate their workers. Take the case of Jose Arias, who milked cows at a San Joaquin county dairy for […]

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Thousands Rally in Bay Area for Workers’ and Immigrants’ Rights

May 2, 2013 | 11:36 am

Thousands Rally in Bay Area for Workers’ and Immigrants’ Rights

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Thousands took to the streets throughout the Bay Area yesterday in support of immigration reform and workers’ rights on May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day. While the United States celebrates its Labor Day at the end of summer, more than 80 countries around the world celebrate their labor day on May 1. Activists […]

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May 1, 2013 | 1:47 pm

Immigration Rights Demonstrations Bloom on May Day

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators demanded an overhaul of immigration laws Wednesday in an annual, nationwide ritual that carried a special sense of urgency as Congress considers sweeping legislation that would bring many of the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally out of the shadows. In New York, paper rats on sticks […]

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Schwarzenegger Hosts McCain, Bennet, Fox in Immigration Forum

April 30, 2013 | 9:53 am

Schwarzenegger Hosts McCain, Bennet, Fox in Immigration Forum

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted an immigration reform event featuring U.S. Sens. John McCain and Michael Bennet, co-authors of a bipartisan immigration reform bill. A webcast was scheduled to start at 10 a.m., and continue until 1:30 p.m. It got underway at 10:25 a.m. Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and USC professor Dowell […]

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California Has a Lot at Stake in ‘Gang of 8′ Immigration Bill

April 17, 2013 | 12:03 pm

California Has a Lot at Stake in ‘Gang of 8′ Immigration Bill

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers known as the “Gang of Eight” formally filed an 844-page immigration bill on the U.S. Senate floor Wednesday. California has a lot at stake in the outcome — and not just because it’s home to many of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally. The bill contains […]

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What is Mark Zuckerberg’s Fwd.us?

April 11, 2013 | 2:50 pm

What is Mark Zuckerberg’s Fwd.us?

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., buzzing with the debut of his new organization, Fwd.us (say: “Forward Us”). What is it exactly? It has been called a lobbying group, a political action committee and a super PAC. But it is not really any of those. It’s organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the […]

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Immigration Reform Would Look Different for Africans and Afro-Caribbeans

April 11, 2013 | 6:00 am

Immigration Reform Would Look Different for Africans and Afro-Caribbeans

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Yesterday’s immigration rally in Washington, D.C., and the movement behind it have been propelled largely by Latino and Asian immigrants. But often missing from the conversation about immigration reform are the roughly 3 million immigrants of African descent. And their lack of visibility means their struggles with the immigration system  aren’t necessarily on Congress’ agenda. […]

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