As undocumented youngsters across America line up today to try to legally avoid deportation, state officials warm them to watch out for potential scams that could put their applications to remain in the United States in jeopardy. California Attorney General released a vague warning today, saying oft ... More >>
Cindy Chang was driving from San Jose to Phoenix for a friend's wedding early this month when she was stopped at an immigration checkpoint in Eloy, Ariz. These structures are common this close to the border. Chang, a 26-year old Sunday school teacher who has lived in the Bay Area since her f ... More >>
Anthony John Makk -- the gay Australian national who has been fighting separation from his San Francisco spouse after his marriage visa petition was denied, won't be deported after all. The news came today when Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi told Makk and his partner of 19 years, Bradford Wells, that ... More >>
Anthony Makk, left, with husband Bradford Wells in happier times.Anthony John Makk -- the gay Australian national fighting separation from his San Francisco spouse after his marriage visa petition was denied last week -- is not giving up yet. Makk will now appeal the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrat ... More >>
Ulp!This week my column describes how San Francisco employers are looking to hire thousands of workers under the H1B visa program. It's reserved for companies needing to hire technical specialists that can't be found stateside.But critics say the program is abused by employers who'd like to dismi ... More >>
A new push to change the law for same-sex binational couples. U.S. lawmakers reintroduced a bill Thursday that would allow gay Americans to sponsor their same-sex partner for a visa, just as straight married couples can. At the same time, Congress members wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric H ... More >>
In California, many undocumented immigrants are offered cheap college tuition, only to find they cant get jobs after they graduate.
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.
Uh, guess what?Everyone knows about the notorious Nigerian Internet scam. Lesser known is the old Nigerian wedding scam. Well, actually it was just one guy (from Nigeria) named Emmanuel Ejike Anyanwu who claimed he was married to a U.S. citizen who was none-the-wiser in order to get a green card. ... More >>
By Lauren SmileyThe San Francisco Police Department has stalled for the better part of 2008 in signing U-visa applications for immigrants in the country illegally who have become the victims of crime. (Read our piece on the wait in this week's paper.) Police said they were just waiting to approve ... More >>
Police slow to help crime victims who are here illegally.
Long rap sheet? No problem. Transgender Latina hookers in S.F. are successfully fighting deportation by asking for asylum.
Struggling to find homegrown recruits, the military is persuading immigrants to enlist by dangling promises of U.S. citizenship