immigration http://kvpr.org en Brown Says California Will Do Its Part On Immigration Crisis http://kvpr.org/post/brown-says-california-will-do-its-part-immigration-crisis <div><p>California Governor Jerry Brown is taking a trade trip to Mexico next week. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento Brown weighed in Wednesday on what Mexico and California can do to help with the current immigration crisis.</p></div><p>Brown says it’s primarily up to federal government to deal with the influx of immigrant children crossing into the United State from Central America. But he says strong relationships between places like Mexico and California can help ease the situation. Brown says the surge of immigrants is more than a political problem. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:40:03 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 36185 at http://kvpr.org Brown Says California Will Do Its Part On Immigration Crisis Concern Over Proposed Regulations For Undocumented Licenses http://kvpr.org/post/concern-over-proposed-regulations-undocumented-licenses <p></p><p>California is developing regulations for undocumented immigrant driver licenses. But some groups are concerned about what they’ve seen so far. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p><p></p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:12:36 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 34557 at http://kvpr.org Concern Over Proposed Regulations For Undocumented Licenses Activists Call on Counties to Enforce TRUST Act http://kvpr.org/post/activists-call-counties-enforce-trust-act <p>California’s TRUST Act has been in place since the beginning of the year. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, immigrant rights activists say the law is working, but there are still gaps in compliance.</p><p>Martin Del Agua, a married father of two, was arrested earlier this year in Sacramento after a neighbor complained he was playing his music too loud. Del Agua was detained on an immigration hold by the Sheriff’s Department and was facing deportation.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:37:50 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 34191 at http://kvpr.org Activists Call on Counties to Enforce TRUST Act Cantor's Defeat Presents Opportunity, Challenge For Bakersfield's McCarthy http://kvpr.org/post/cantors-defeat-presents-opportunity-challenge-bakersfields-mccarthy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday's surprise defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia Republican primary is having a ripple effect throughout the GOP. The "political earthquake" is extending all the way to the San Joaquin Valley, which is home to Cantor's chief deputy, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. </span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:11:31 +0000 Joe Moore 34045 at http://kvpr.org Cantor's Defeat Presents Opportunity, Challenge For Bakersfield's McCarthy Spike In Children Crossing Border Alone Prompts White House Response http://kvpr.org/post/spike-children-crossing-border-alone-prompts-white-house-response <p></p><p>The dramatic rise in the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border illegally has prompted the Obama administration to announce a new effort to halt what it calls a humanitarian crisis.</p><p>Earlier this week, the White House announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will head a new federal task force charged with developing a response to the trend.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:13:42 +0000 Diana Aguilera 33683 at http://kvpr.org Senate Waits On Health Care Bill For Undocumented Immigrants http://kvpr.org/post/senate-waits-health-care-bill-undocumented-immigrants <div><p></p><p>A bill that would allow&nbsp;undocumented immigrants to enroll in Medi-Cal is on hold for now.</p><p>Senate Bill 1005, known as the Health for All Act, was put on hold in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Friday giving advocates time come up with funding solutions.</p><p>State Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced the bill in February.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:36:49 +0000 Diana Aguilera 33174 at http://kvpr.org Senate Waits On Health Care Bill For Undocumented Immigrants New Bill Would Allow Undocumented Immigrants Medical, Professional Licenses http://kvpr.org/post/new-bill-would-allow-undocumented-immigrants-medical-professional-licenses <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With immigration reform efforts seemingly stalled in Washington D.C., the California legislature is continuing to take its own steps to address the undocumented immigrants who call the state home. </span>FM89’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Diana Aguilera reports on one new bill that would help a variety of undocumented professionals.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 23:23:19 +0000 Diana Aguilera 32808 at http://kvpr.org New Bill Would Allow Undocumented Immigrants Medical, Professional Licenses California Lawmakers to Consider Bill About Health Care For Undocumented Immigrants http://kvpr.org/post/california-lawmakers-consider-bill-about-health-care-undocumented-immigrants <p class="p1">California lawmakers will hear a bill this week that would give unauthorized immigrants the ability to buy health insurance and enroll in Medi-Cal. Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone has more from Sacramento.</p><p class="p4">The Affordable Care Act specifically excludes undocumented immigrants from new health coverage options. In California, undocumented immigrants can receive emergency health services and some counties offer other care to people regardless of status.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 31806 at http://kvpr.org California Lawmakers to Consider Bill About Health Care For Undocumented Immigrants Judge Rules Fresno County Isn't Required To Provide Health Care To Undocumented http://kvpr.org/post/judge-rules-fresno-county-isnt-required-provide-health-care-undocumented <p>Community health advocates expressed their dismay today after a judge ruled that Fresno County is no longer required to provide health care to undocumented residents.</p><p>Superior Court Judge Donald Black overturned a portion of a 30-year-old court order this week, saying the county had proven a change in law no longer requires it to pay for specialty medical services for undocumented individuals.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 01:17:25 +0000 Diana Aguilera 31782 at http://kvpr.org Judge Rules Fresno County Isn't Required To Provide Health Care To Undocumented Caravanning To El Paso, Fresno Sikhs Protest Year-Long Detention http://kvpr.org/post/caravanning-el-paso-fresno-sikhs-protest-year-long-detention <p>A caravan of mostly young Valley Sikh-Americans are on their way to Texas today after launching a media campaign using the hashtag <a href="http://elpaso37.org/">#ElPaso37</a> in protest of the detainment of 37 Punjabi refuges on hunger strike who are seeking political asylum. FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero reports from where the protest began in Fresno.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">---</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:35:54 +0000 Ezra David Romero 31764 at http://kvpr.org Caravanning To El Paso, Fresno Sikhs Protest Year-Long Detention California Bill Would Put English-only Instruction Back Before Voters http://kvpr.org/post/california-bill-would-put-english-only-instruction-back-voters <p class="p1">A voter-approved&nbsp; law that requires all California public school classes to be taught in English would go before voters again in 2016 under a bill now in the state legislature. Capital Public Radio’s Max Pringle reports.</p><p class="p3">Professor Patricia Gándara with the UCLA Civil Rights Project says a state-commissioned 2006 study proves that English-only instruction has few, if any, benefits.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:37:55 +0000 Max Pringle - Capital Public Radio 31308 at http://kvpr.org California Bill Would Put English-only Instruction Back Before Voters Immigrant Rights Groups Criticize Kern County Sheriff Over TRUST Act http://kvpr.org/post/immigrant-rights-groups-criticize-kern-county-sheriff-over-trust-act <p>A trio of farm worker rights organizations protested outside the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Bakersfield Tuesday saying that Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood should follow the law by enforcing the TRUST Act that went into effect January 1.</p><p>Marichel Mejia with the United Farm Workers Foundation and the Kern Coalition for Citizenship was at the protest.</p><p><em>MEJIA: “We wanted to inform the immigrant community here in Kern County about their rights and to be on alert for any TRUST Act violations so the Sheriff is held accountable to his word.”</em></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:33:31 +0000 Ezra David Romero 31012 at http://kvpr.org Immigrant Rights Groups Criticize Kern County Sheriff Over TRUST Act Here And Gone: Fight Over Fresno's Cesar Chavez Boulevard Remains Fresh, 20 Years Later http://kvpr.org/post/here-and-gone-fight-over-fresnos-cesar-chavez-boulevard-remains-fresh-20-years-later <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In October of 1993, the Fresno City Council voted to rename three city streets - Kings Canyon, Ventura and California - in honor of the late farm labor activist Cesar Chavez. The move was part of a campaign by local Latino groups who sought to honor the </span>UFW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> founder, who had died earlier that year.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:40:12 +0000 Joe Moore 30208 at http://kvpr.org Here And Gone: Fight Over Fresno's Cesar Chavez Boulevard Remains Fresh, 20 Years Later Director Diego Luna Brings The Story Of Cesar Chavez To The Silver Screen http://kvpr.org/post/director-diego-luna-brings-story-cesar-chavez-silver-screen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later this month, the story of the late farm labor leader Cesar Chavez hits the silver screen with a </span>biopic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by acclaimed director Diego Luna. It’s the first time a major motion picture has been made about the life of the founder of the United Farm Workers Union. It features a cast of Hollywood stars including America </span>Ferrera<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Rosario Dawson and John </span>Malkovich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with Michael Pena cast as the late civil rights hero. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:53:48 +0000 Joe Moore 29873 at http://kvpr.org Director Diego Luna Brings The Story Of Cesar Chavez To The Silver Screen Commentary: Response To Multilingual Coke Ad Displays Deep Divide On Immigration http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-response-multilingual-coke-ad-displays-deep-divide-immigration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the issue of comprehensive immigration reform once again stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives, the nation's deep divide on immigration remains vivid. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:55:26 +0000 Diane Blair 29633 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Response To Multilingual Coke Ad Displays Deep Divide On Immigration Fresno County Seeks to Eliminate Health Safety Net for the Undocumented http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-county-seeks-eliminate-health-safety-net-undocumented <p>Natividad, an undocumented farm worker in California’s San Joaquin Valley, lives with her children and three other families in a cramped house in the city of Fresno. Only her first name is being used because of her immigration status.</p><p>Natividad can’t read or write, and speaks only Mixtec, an indigenous language from Southern Mexico. She has diabetes and high blood pressure, and when she feels very sick, she heads to the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. She always carries a written note that asks for an interpreter.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Farida Jhabvala Romero & Reporting On Health Collaborative 28931 at http://kvpr.org Fresno County Seeks to Eliminate Health Safety Net for the Undocumented Local Law Enforcement Agencies in California Implement Trust Act http://kvpr.org/post/local-law-enforcement-agencies-california-implement-trust-act <p>Some local California law enforcement agencies say they won’t have to adjust their policies much under the Trust Act. As Max Pringle reports, that’s a new law prohibiting counties from holding undocumented offenders on non-serious charges until federal immigration authorities can take them into custody.</p><p>Counties like Santa Clara, Los Angeles and San Francisco have had similar laws on their books for some time. Susan Fahey with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department says the Trust Act creates a state-wide policy, while allowing local agencies to maintain stricter standards.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:53:45 +0000 Max Pringle - Capital Public Radio 26681 at http://kvpr.org Local Law Enforcement Agencies in California Implement Trust Act California Supreme Court Allows Undocumented Immigrant to Become Attorney http://kvpr.org/post/california-supreme-court-allows-undocumented-immigrant-become-attorney <p>The California Supreme Court has ruled an undocumented immigrant can be admitted to the state bar. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, the ruling is made possible by new California law.</p><p>The law allows the California Supreme Court to certify undocumented immigrants as practicing attorneys in the state. It was inspired by Sergio Garcia of Chico. He graduated from law school and passed the California bar, but was prohibited from practicing because he is not a U.S. citizen. Garcia says the law made it possible for him to practice.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:35:53 +0000 Katie Orr 26641 at http://kvpr.org California Supreme Court Allows Undocumented Immigrant to Become Attorney Launching 11-Day Action, Advocates Urge McCarthy To Pass Immigration Reform http://kvpr.org/post/launching-11-day-action-advocates-urge-mccarthy-pass-immigration-reform <p>More than a dozen immigrants and advocates gathered outside of Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s office in Bakersfield this morning and called on him to support comprehensive immigration reform. The event marked the start of an 11-day push for immigration reform, in honor of the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the country.</p><p>“We want our congressional representative to pass comprehensive immigration reform, with a path to citizenship, now!” said Camila Chavez, executive director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:36:03 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 25368 at http://kvpr.org Launching 11-Day Action, Advocates Urge McCarthy To Pass Immigration Reform In Bakersfield, Immigration Protestors Occupy McCarthy's Office, Meet With Congressman http://kvpr.org/post/bakersfield-immigration-protestors-occupy-mccarthys-office-meet-congressman <p>A group of immigration rights activists staged a protest Wednesday at the Bakersfield office of House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, eventually meeting with the Congressman after being locked inside his office for much of the night.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:08:55 +0000 Joe Moore 24167 at http://kvpr.org In Bakersfield, Immigration Protestors Occupy McCarthy's Office, Meet With Congressman