Category: State & Local Laws

San Jose Advocates Say New Federal Immigration Guidance Falls Short

President Joe Biden’s administration recently unveiled new immigration guidelines—and reactions are mixed in San Jose. While some local advocates say the guidance is lacking, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, chair of the House Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee, is applauding the new policy.…
Florida Sues Biden Administration Over Immigration Policy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida filed suit against President Joe Biden’s administration Tuesday claiming his immigration policy is illegal, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order barring state agencies from assisting with the relocation of undocumented immigrants arriving in…
Houstonians Caravan To Austin To Fight For Immigrant Rights

Along the way, the caravan is raising their voices against what they call Governor Greg Abbott’s attack on immigrants. HOUSTON — As the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border continues to unfold, local calls for immigration reform are growing. There may…
More Than 700 Local Officials Call For Immigration In Reconciliation Bill

A broad array of local officials from throughout the country called on Democratic leadership and President Biden to include immigration provisions in the upcoming federal budget. The coalition of mayors, council members, local legislators, school board members and commissioners called…
California Bill Seeks To Halt Prison-To-ICE Deportation Pipeline

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept 7 (Reuters) – Leonel Sanchez thought he was about to go home to his family after serving three-and-a-half years for assault and other crimes in California, saying he felt redeemed after he started reading the Bible,…