It’s no secret that President Obama could heal the pain of immigrant families facing separation today with the stroke of a pen. Using his indisputable executive authority, he could halt deportations, provide temporary relief to millions, and put powerful pressure … Continue reading
When it comes to giving driver’s license to illegal immigrants, California has spent nearly two decades embroiled in a never-ending saga.
Denisse Rojas earned a biology degree from UC Berkeley and has set her sights on medical school. But one big obstacle stands in her way. To practice medicine in California, doctors must obtain a license from the state, and applicants … Continue reading
Immigration reform advocates in New York City are working hard to help the population of young immigrants who live there stay in the United States legally.
Paralegal student Yamila Pastorino just got her license a month ago and does as much of the driving for her family as she can.
The auditorium was packed. There were single mothers, day laborers, grandparents pushing infants in strollers and teenagers interpreting for parents. All of them faced a potentially life-changing prospect: Within a year, California will start offering driver’s licenses to immigrants who … Continue reading
Among the immigrants who earn the least money in the United States, Dominicans are those who send the largest percentage of their earnings back to their home country. Immigrants from the Dominic Republic set aside an average of 19% of … Continue reading
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker publicly expressed her support for immigration reform.
The proposed state budget addresses a very big task that the California DMV is taking on this year: preparing to issue special driver’s licenses that unauthorized immigrants may begin applying for next January 1.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed bills that give driver’s licenses and college money to undocumented immigrants, and allow them to practice law. Now a federal discrimination lawsuit filed in San Francisco has added an ironic twist to Brown’s immigration record. … Continue reading