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Reporter tossed from White House press pool for taking video of Obama protest

By | 04.29.11 | 2:12 pm

Phil Bronstein, a contributing editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, revealed in his column “Bronstein at Large” today that Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci has been dismissed from the White House Press Correspondents’ Association’s pool of Bay Area print journalists. She was dropped from the pool because of a video More…

Will a GOP-led House mean the end of ‘sanctuary cities’?

By | 11.10.10 | 6:01 pm

With a GOP-controlled House on the horizon, I’ve been looking at a few policy proposals made by conservatives and pro-enforcement groups to see which ideas stand a chance of being passed by a Democratic-majority Senate and signed into law by President Obama. (See my post on E-Verify here.) More…

San Diego California News - July 14, 2010

Immigration agency confirms fingerprint-sharing program is mandatory

By | 11.10.10 | 12:00 am

Immigration and Customs Enforcement official David Venturella started off a meeting with San Francisco law enforcement leaders on Tuesday with an apology. ICE, he admitted, had given conflicting information about Secure Communities, a program that shares fingerprints taken for criminal background checks with federal immigration enforcement, and whether counties like More…

San Francisco won’t opt out of Secure Communities

By | 11.09.10 | 5:15 pm

San Francisco won’t be opting out of Secure Communities, officials said today after a meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The county leadership voted to be removed from the immigration enforcement program earlier this year and was given steps for removal — beginning with a meeting like the More…

Arlington, Va., drops effort to opt out of immigration enforcement program

By | 11.08.10 | 9:18 am

After meeting with immigration enforcement officials, the county of Arlington, Va., is giving up on its push to remove itself from Secure Communities, a program that shares fingerprints collected for criminal background checks with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Arlington was one of three counties where officials said they More…

Communities begin to meet with immigration officials to discuss enforcement program opt-out

By | 11.05.10 | 10:17 am

Today will be the first in a series of meetings between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and officials in communities that want to opt out of the Secure Communities enforcement program. Officials from Arlington, Va., will meet with ICE and representatives from the state of Virginia today to figure out the More…

Non-Citizen Voting Efforts Fail in San Francisco and Portland, Maine

By | 11.03.10 | 9:56 am

A ballot question in Portland, Maine, that would have given legal immigrants the right to vote in city elections was voted down yesterday, with 52 percent voting against it and 48 percent voting in support. The measure would have allowed residents who had not yet obtained citizenship — More…

Immigrant Rights Groups Demand Opt-Out Info

By | 10.28.10 | 6:27 pm

The process of opting out of the immigration enforcement program Secure Communities has been shrouded in secrecy and contradictory statements — most recently due to revelations that an opt-out process does not exist at all. In hopes of clarifying whether the program is mandatory, a coalition of immigrant More…

As Outrage Mounts, San Francisco Gyms Say They’ll Leave the Gold’s Gym Brand

By | 10.26.10 | 1:18 pm

Via Salon, the Gold’s Gym controversy — sparked by a massive donation from the Robert Rowling, the owner of Gold’s parent company, TRT Holdings, to American Crossroads — continues to grow:

Four Gold’s Gyms franchises in the San Francisco Bay Area will leave the Gold’s brand after 22


How Involved Should Undocumented Immigrants Be in Elections?

By | 10.22.10 | 3:01 pm

There are about 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, many of whom have children in public schools and pay property and sales taxes. They can’t vote in federal elections or in most municipal elections, but they can volunteer for campaigns and canvass for causes they support. More…