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California Gears Up For Migrant Driver’s Licenses

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.

12/26/2014

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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

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Border Patrol Recruiting To Hire More Female Agents

The Border Patrol is recruiting women to be hired as agents to serve in U.S. states bordering Mexico.

12/08/2014

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California Pushes To Expand Immigrant Health Care

President Barack Obama’s executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has galvanized Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates in California to push for expanding health coverage to a segment of the population that remains uninsured.

11/30/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Immigration Plan Draws Cheers, Criticism Across US

Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

11/21/2014

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Sacramento Families Torn Apart By Immigration Laws Praise President Obama’s Decision

“I lived with a fear every single day as an immigrant of ‘What would happen to me? What if I got deported? What if I were separated from my children and sent back to Mexico?’” Selena Garcia said through a translator.

11/20/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown listens while US President Barack Obama meets with locals at the San Luis Water Facility February 14, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

California Gov. Jerry Brown Backs President Obama’s Immigration Order

Brown said in a statement that the president “stepped up for hard-working families across America” in the face of Washington gridlock.

11/20/2014

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Sheriff Jones Criticizes Obama Immigration Policy In Video

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones cites the recent shooting of two deputies by an illegal immigrant as evidence the immigration process is broken.

11/20/2014

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Sacramento Sheriff: Immigration Message to President Obama Was Nonpartisan

“This was intended as its essence to the start of a national discussion,” Jones said. “I’m trying to assist the undocumented population who have lived in the shadows of this country and this state.”

11/19/2014

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DMV Expanding Hours To Meet Immigrant Demand

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding office hours as it prepares to issue an expected 1.4 million licenses to people in the country illegally.

11/12/2014

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ICE: Local Authorities Have Denied 8,800 Federal Immigration Hold Requests This Year

Immigration officials say local authorities released thousands of immigrants from jails this year despite efforts to take them into federal custody, including more than 3,000 people with previous felony charges or convictions.

10/17/2014

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UC Davis Opening Center To Help Undocumented Students Navigate Education Laws

UC Davis Junior Ana Maciel is open about her undocumented immigration status, but knows that isn’t the case with many of the 200 other undocumented UC Davis students.

10/01/2014

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