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Luis A. Alejo

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  • Lawmakers travel to Central America, express concern on immigration

    A group of California legislators has conveyed concern in person to the president of El Salvador about the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America who are traveling illegally to the United States, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said...
  • State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico

    State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico
    Mariano-Florentino Cuellar — a Mexican immigrant and Stanford administrative law professor nominated Tuesday to the California Supreme Court — says he  discovered the power of the law while living with his family on the U.S. border. “...
  • El Rancho schools don't wait on state, adopt ethnic-studies curriculum

    El Rancho schools don't wait on state, adopt ethnic-studies curriculum
    While some California legislators hope to implement a statewide ethnic-studies curriculum in coming years, one school district has decided not to wait. For students at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, ethnic studies are now required. The El...
  • Bill to let retailers keep selling alligator products advances

    Bill to let retailers keep selling alligator products advances
      Rodeo Drive's high-fashion boutiques are making fast progress persuading California lawmakers to let them keep selling luxury goods made from alligator skin, including purses, wallets, boots, shoes and watch bands. With the help of the state of...
  • King City police scandal ignites Latinos' ire

    King City police scandal ignites Latinos' ire
    KING CITY, Calif. — Angel Pineda tucked his white cowboy hat under a folding chair in the packed church hall and listened. First came the civil rights presentation — on what to do if pulled over by police. "I want a lawyer," American Civil...
  • Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America

    Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America
    On Nov. 6, 1968, the Black Student Union and a coalition of student groups at San Francisco State University known as the Third World Liberation Front began what would become the longest student strike in U.S. history. They wanted the university to...
  • Standardized ethnic-studies curriculum for high schools to be studied

    Standardized ethnic-studies curriculum for high schools to be studied
    Students in Santa Monica High School's ethnic-studies class took on a touchy subject recently when they analyzed enrollment in Advanced Placement courses. Despite the school's diversity, most of those taking the college-level classes were predominantly...
  • Salinas officer-involved shootings prompt protests, calls for calm

    Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin on Thursday sought to calm community tensions over two fatal officer-involved shootings of Latino immigrants this month that triggered violent protests. McMillin said at a news conference his office would complete its...
  • California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected

    California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected
    Federal authorities have rejected California's proposed design for a driver's license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens. The Washington officials want the...
  • What a license should look like

    What a license should look like
    State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) imply that the proposed design of a driver's license for illegal immigrants was made to look very similar to California licenses issued to those here legally to provide...
  • Unlicensed drivers and impounded cars

    Unlicensed drivers and impounded cars
    Last April, the Los Angeles Police Department adopted a new approach to the problem of unlicensed drivers, many of whom are barred from ever obtaining a license because of their immigration status. Under the rule, known as Special Order 7, police officers...