immigration

6:26pm

Wed October 16, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Commentary: Does being a tech couple in SF make you the "baddy"?

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Mary Willis

6:16pm

Thu October 10, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Government shutdown causes working visa uncertainty

People wanting to renew or get an E-3, H1-B or H1B1 visa to work in the US may be affected by the shutdown.
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Thousands of people move to the Bay Area for a job. Many are from overseas, requiring a visa to live and work in the United States.

But the Government shutdown has closed a service needed to process some of these temporary work visas.

As a result, there are workers who may be forced to leave the country when their visas expire. Others are currently unable to return to the US without the proper documentation.

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5:16pm

Wed September 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

IMMIGRATION STORIES: Cynthia Garcia

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The Board of Supervisors passed legislation yesterday that could affect undocumented immigrants living in San Francisco. Under the new Due Process for All ordinance, local law enforcement will not be required to hold undocumented immigrants for federal authorities if they are otherwise due to be released. Up until now, they’ve been required to hold detainees--for at least 48 hours--under a federal program called Secure Communities. Supervisor John Avalos is against the federal policy because of how it plays out in immigrant communities.

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5:18pm

Tue September 10, 2013
Arts & Culture

IMMIGRATION STORIES: Mahade Wanjihar and Leslie Spillane

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Many Californians have come here from somewhere else. In fact, the state has more immigrants than any other in the country. This week, we’re running a series of profiles of immigrants in the Bay Area. Today we meet a medical professional from India and a young woman from Ireland.

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5:35pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Immigration Stories: Mahmoud Khafagy

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Today, Congress reconvened after summer recess. Immigration advocates had hoped that the comprehensive bill the senate passed back in June would be up for discussion. But with the debate over a possible strike on Syria, and the debt ceiling rearing its head again, and they're worried immigration reform will get buried.

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