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California DMV to grant licenses regardless of citizenship status

The rights of undocumented immigrants are expanding in California with a newly-enacted law concerning driver's licenses. Starting in 2015, the new law gives immigrants living in California the right to apply for a valid driver's license. This will be possible regardless of the applicant's immigration lawclinic.com/Family-Based-Immigration/">citizenship status.

Importance of immigration reform touted at California event

The Secretary of Commerce spoke recently at a California event and proclaimed her belief that immigration reform must be a top priority if America is going to flourish. The Secretary, whose family came to the United States from Russia years ago, said the issue has moral as well as economic ramifications. She said she believes immigration reform will bring economic opportunities for everyone.

California immigration law now protects more illegal immigrants

In light of reform to immigration laws, there are some changes that are set to take place. As of 2014, illegal immigrants will be granted more protection and rights under new California immigration laws. One of the laws includes minimum wage being raised to $9 per hour.

California immigration law may change through Obama

President Obama has been involved in decreasing the amount of immigrants who are deported. Obama has been active in facilitating a change in current immigration laws. Obama has faced backlash from a number of California minorities, who claim that immigrants have been deported at extraordinary rates.

Man alleges discrimination under California immigration law

A 34-year-old Latino immigrant has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was discriminated against in a job questionnaire. This comes after the Governor of California enacted an immigration reform that permits unregistered immigrants to obtain certain licenses and other benefits. However, one of the questions asked on a job form is now under fire amid claims that it is discriminatory against Latinos.

Even with citizenship California immigrants face challenges

When an immigrant is seeking immigration lawclinic.com/Family-Based-Immigration/">citizenship, the goal of becoming a naturalized citizen may seem like the answers to all one's problems. However, this is not so for one American who gained his citizenship in 2010. When the man applied for work with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, he admitted to working at a restaurant under a Social Security number that was not actually his.

California immigration reform: The battle continues

The immigration battle continues in the House of Representatives on approving a bill that would create more citizenship of the United States. President Obama and his democratic party have sought to help millions of illegal immigrants become citizens in our country through immigration reform. The bill has yet to be approved, and those who oppose it believe that it could actually work against the current citizens, instead of having an added benefit. However, a California republican with the House of Representatives has sided with the bill.

California immigration: Give illegal immigrants citizenship?

So far, about 11 million people are living in this country without any legal status. California supporters for a change in immigration laws have begun the Fast for Families. This is a five-day fast in an attempt to influence the government to approve a new immigration law that would permit more illegal immigrants to become citizens of the United States.

U.S. citizen sues government after being detained by immigration

California immigrants accused of a crime may have to wait a lengthy period of time before receiving any legal assistance. Sometimes an immigrant can be deported before ever receiving the help they need. What should never happen, however, is a United States citizen being deported, or threatened with deportation, due to a mistake on the part of the United States government in maintaining proper record of that citizen's immigration status.

Immigration reform proves hopeful to activists

Residents of California know that the majority of illegal immigrants who come to the United States do so for a better life. This country was founded by immigrants. The only difference between then and now are the rules for immigrants coming into the country. Immigration activists are hopeful that good news for immigration reform is within reach, now that the government is back in business after its 16-day shutdown.

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