A San Francisco man employed by the federal Department of Homeland Security was arrested and charged with two felonies for possessing and distributing child pornography, police said. Gilbert Lam, 37, was arrested at his San Francisco home on March 9 and has since been charged in San Francisco Super ... 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 >>
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the U.S. Department of Transportation, claiming that the feds are withholding important details about drones -- the unmanned aircraft used in the military -- and under what circumstances public and private entities be allowed to use them. Accordin ... More >>
Anthony Makk, left, can stay for nowAnthony Makk, the gay San Franciscan who was in jeopardy of being deported back to his native Australia today, will be staying here a little longer. His attorneys are filing a spouse visa petition in a New York immigration court, which will buy Makk a little ex ... More >>
Anthony Makk, left, with husband Bradford WellsUpdate, 2:30 p.m.: Steve Ralls from Immigration Equality e-mailed SF Weekly to say that Bradford Wells did not have a heart attack. "I just received an update, and Bradford is back home from the hospital, and resting. He did not have a heart a ... More >>
Luisa Argueta, center, and her mother, Brenda GutierrezUpdate, 5:30 p.m.: A Feinstein spokesperson says, "Senator Feinstein's office recently received information about the case and is currently reviewing the matter."Original post:A 19-year-old Antioch resident eligible for the DREAM Act is askin ... More >>
We've heard stories before of people reporting their exes to immigration officials, but a couple of psycho tales in the news today one-upped that revenge tactic.In San Francisco, a person reported to police that a 25-year-old female Hispanic friend sent out a desperate text message that she was b ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
A phony dermatologist misdiagnosed patients and stuck them with needles. It took four years for the medical board to figure it out.
I hope you'll forgive me if I keep this week's Gov InAction curt: I told WAY too many David Chiu jokes over the weekend, and now I'm worn out. I've got to remember to pace myself. However, in case you're wondering, here's how many David Chius it takes to change a light bulb: • None: Aaro ... More >>
Coming to a San Francisco park near you? It took a plummeting economy and disastrous wars in the Middle East to make America awful enough to rise up above centuries of racial strife with the election of Barack Obama, The Onion reported Nov. 5. In San Francisco, it has taken a half-billion-doll ... More >>
Long rap sheet? No problem. Transgender Latina hookers in S.F. are successfully fighting deportation by asking for asylum.
A man who pursued illegal immigrants for deportation found himself handcuffed by the feds and accused of impersonating a federal agent
A well-known erotic performer is now an international fugitive. A look into whos getting caught up in the identity theft crackdown.
The struggle between Bay Area law enforcement and the Black Panthers is still going on after 35 years
Unscrupulous attorneys prey on immigrants seeking green cards with an expensive and fruitless legal scheme. Now 29 Mexicans have joined the disbarment case against one such lawyer.
Lying under oath, threatening witnesses, revealing the names of federal agents -- it's just another day on the job for one of the DEA's paid drug informants
Week of Wednesday, October 6, 2004
A new type of radiation therapy, developed by a Bay Area company, shows astonishing promise in fighting cancer
Years after her brother was murdered in Chile's "dirty war," a diminutive former professor went after the killer
As of April 14, the national security police can monitor your medical records without your knowledge. So can the local police.
An AIDS vaccine should be our government's highest priority. So why is one researcher forced to seek funding from the War on Terrorism?
Forced to choose between native ties and the American Dream, Filipinos like S.F. court clerk Rene Pascual are fighting for dual citizenship
In China, Falun Gong practitioners are beaten and persecuted, so the U.S. is granting them asylum. But is this movement as harmless as it seems?
A school district administrator's extracurricular foreign recruiting prompts investigations in two countries
A refugee from torture is finally let out of jail
In a landmark case, Amanda DuValle, allegedly brutalized in Nicaragua because she is a transsexual, escaped deportation from the U.S. by invoking the U.N. Convention Against Torture. But if she won, why is she still in jail?
How Tokyo Rose, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Amelia Earhart are endangered by money-saving moves at the National Archives in San Bruno