Before getting her driver’s license in 2015, Hortencia, an undocumented immigrant from Oakland, said she feared police and worried constantly while on the road. During a drive to Hayward years ago, she was stopped by police, who discovered she was unlicensed and threatened to tow her car, she said. A friend, who’s a U.S. citizen, came to her rescue to pick up the car, but the experience rattled her. … [Read more...] about California surpasses 1 million driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants
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“Inclusion is really important for the state of California, and when we lock out Californians based on immigration status, it not only sets back families and communities but it really hurts our state,” Gina Da Silva, government affairs director for the California Immigrant Policy Center, said at the May hearing. … [Read more...] about California Democrats push tax break for low-income undocumented immigrants
Vargas, born in the Philippines, emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 12, settling in Mountain View with his grandparents. He revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant in an essay for New York Times magazine back when it wasn’t so common to do so, building an activist movement that would grow in the years to come. In the essay, he recalls unknowingly entering the U.S. with false documents as a kid. He found out about his legal status during a trip to the DMV as a teen, after an employee told him his green card was fake and warned him never to return. … [Read more...] about Mountain View school to be named after undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas
“The world didn’t fall apart. We didn’t have a bunch of people running in and saying, ‘Let me hurry up and serve on something,’ ” she said. “They’re not in charge of laws... Out of our 30-plus boards, with five to 10 people on them, we have a tough time finding people to come in willing to do this.” … [Read more...] about Undocumented immigrants can now serve on Charlotte city boards. Here’s why.
“There are less than 1,000 students that are undocumented, and they are paying their way fair and square. If (Kobach) truly believes that they are the reason our tuition is rising, then that’s a problem,” said Carly Tracz, a graduate student in school counseling at K-State. … [Read more...] about Little evidence supports Kobach tweet about tuition for undocumented immigrants