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Immigrant rights groups call for new reform campaign

"Tough fight begins" - Immigrant rights organizations around the San Francisco Bay Area welcomed introduction of reform legislation by Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez.


Student wins deportation battle

Like thousands of undocumented youth living in the U.S., Rigoberto Padilla has led a normal life. He graduated from high school, enrolled in college, and joined the honor society.

San Francisco Board set to overturn mayor’s veto on immigrant youth

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors is expected to overturn the mayor's veto of an immigrant rights bill that would preserve the city's sanctuary tradition.


Stores pull immigrant-slurring Halloween costume after protests

After a nationwide campaign by immigrant advocacy groups calling an "illegal alien" Halloween costume tasteless and offensive, several major retail stores and Web sites have pulled it from their racks.


Immigrant activist leaves sanctuary after nearly two years

Flor Crisostomo is a well-known immigrant rights activist here who spent nearly two years in sanctuary at the Adalberto United Methodist Church on the city’s northwest side. In a prepared statement released Oct. 19, Crisostomo announced she has left the church in order to begin the next phase in her struggle for immigration reform and the rights of indigenous communities.


United we march — Sí se puede!

It was a May 1 like no other. On the day celebrated around the world as International Workers Day, 2 million-plus people marched in the U.S. for justice and a path to citizenship for immigrant workers.

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