| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:44 AM
When Rosalinda Monsalvo applies to avoid deportation under President Barack Obama's recently announced immigration program, she'll do so knowing she is exactly the kind of person the administration wanted to help.
But that doesn't mean the process...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 4:06 PM
If you're looking for what to expect next year, look no further than the seeds planted in 2014.
It was a year when the country talked more about race and power than it did the year it elected its first black president; when police became a bigger...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A federal judge rejected a lawsuit by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio seeking to overturn President Obama's executive action to spare up to 5 million immigrants without documentation from being deported.
The Arizona sheriff argued in the suit that...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:26 AM
When he was diagnosed with renal disease almost two years ago, Gustavo Galvez had never heard of dialysis. Doctors told Galvez, who had been working in the United States 17 years without legal residency, that it would help his failing kidneys function and...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Claudia Bedolla never leaves home without making a calculation: Is this trip worth the risk?
Bedolla has a car but no driver's license. She hasn't been eligible for one in California, having never obtained legal immigration status since arriving from...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:15 PM
For decades, California has debated whether immigrants in the country illegally should be issued driver's licenses. It began during the anti-illegal immigration movement of the mid-1990s and continued as Latinos have gained significant political clout...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Obama's new set of immigration policies could affect as many as 5 million people, including the possibility of a three-year reprieve from the threat of deportation for parents of children with legal status.
The new year will see those policies...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:22 PM
It took more than a year to get the ball rolling, but California just struck one of the most important blows against brainless public policymaking in years: The state on Friday started issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:20 PM
As thousands of immigrants who are in the country illegally queued up Friday to apply for a California driver's license, supporters of the controversial new law that made the licenses possible predicted a flood of new motorists in the automobile insurance...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 1:05 PM
WASHINGTON The new Republican-run Congress convenes Tuesday eager to pursue a dream the party's been chasing for six years: Dilute, dismantle or defang key Obama administration policies on immigration, environment, health care and more.
First up this...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:38 AM
Just starting a five-year sentence for illegally re-entering the United States, George Lewis stared at the officers staring back at him at Miami's federal detention center and considered whether he'd risk getting on another smuggler's boat — a...