The state began using the term “alien” in 1937 to describe people who are not born or naturalized citizens in the United States.
The term “sanctuary city” has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.
Univision says it is dropping the Miss USA pageant and says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump over comments he made about Mexican immigrants.
California received nearly a half-million applications for driver’s licenses from immigrants in the country illegally in the three months since a new law took effect.
He and a 31-year-old female passenger were arrested Saturday night after an X-ray machine alerted border inspectors to a man hiding in the spare tire area of a Nissan Juke.
California has handed out 110,000 driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally during the first seven weeks of applications.
President Obama is expected to extend his “deferred act” later this week. The executive action went into effect in 2012 and delays deportation and proceedings for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.
The DMV blames the long waits on a rush of undocumented workers applying for driver’s licenses after a new California law took effect on Jan. 1
Mario Perez has been operating his small truck driving business in the United States for 12 years. He left Mexico for a new life for his family in 2003. He says he’s been driving illegally for more than a decade, but the new law will make his business legal.
Hundreds of people lined up in early morning cold Friday as California began taking driver’s license applications from the nation’s largest population of immigrants in the country illegally.
California is one of 10 states that now provide licenses to immigrants in the country illegally. The licenses issued to immigrants without legal status will include a distinctive marking and are not considered a valid form of federal identification.
While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver’s license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.