Immigration News

Press Release: Fund Launched to Help Immigrants Fight Deportation

San Francisco— Attorneys providing free or low-cost immigration defense can soon draw upon funding for expert witnesses to provide critical evidence on behalf of detained immigrants fighting to stay in the U.S., San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

‘Dreamer’ Plan That Aided 800,000 Immigrants Is Threatened

Jessica Rojas beat poverty to put herself through engineering college, where she collected accolades for academic achievement. After graduating last year, Ms. Rojas, who grew up in Chicago, was hired by a utility company to help modernize the city’s electrical grid.

DACA Recipients’ Economic and Educational Gains Continue to Grow

Since it was first announced on June 15, 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy has provided temporary relief from deportation as well as work authorization to approximately 800,000 undocumented young people across the country. As research has consistently shown, DACA has not only improved the lives...

Why it’s so difficult to become a U.S. citizen

In immigration forums offered around the Valley since election day, providing “Know Your Rights” information and support for local residents who lack legal status, there has been an impressive outpouring of interest from the Anglo community toward their vulnerable neighbors.

Immigration Paperwork and Legal Help

The Alameda County Law Library and the International Institute of the Bay Area co-host a short presentation followed by free one-on-one consultations answering your immigration questions, including DACA, enforcement, family protection and more.

Rights session will be bilingual

Residents of Sonoma Valley can learn how they can help those targeted by President Trump’s deportation orders at a “Know Your Rights” event from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 7, — or how they can prepare, if they are among the targeted.