Immigration & Emerging Communities
55 percent of immigrant driver applicants failed the written test on Day 1 — a slightly higher rate than the general population.
In immigration news: New California laws, resurgence of border militias, German anti-immigrant protests, more
In addition to AB 60, which allows people without legal status to apply for driver's licenses, there are several other new California laws related to immigration. This and more.
Preliminary statistics show that the California Department of Motor Vehicles received 17,200 applications on Friday and another 11,100 on Saturday.
In immigration news: Executive action politics, demand for CA driver's licenses, migration from the Caribbean, more
Demand is high for new driver's licenses available to immigrants without legal status in California. This and more.
The DMV has hired more than 900 employees and opened four new processing centers to handle the surge in applicants.
One family hopes 2015 will be very different from its previous 17 years in Los Angeles as the Obama administration pushes deportation relief.
In immigration news: Insurance for newly licensed immigrants in CA, a shift in border arrests, 'Dreamer' student loans, more
The state insurance department is marketing its Low Cost Auto Insurance program to unauthorized immigrants who are expected to apply for driver's licenses starting Jan. 2. This and more.
New law creates a revolving loan program for UC and CSU immigrant students.
New immigrant drivers may qualify for state-sponsored discounted insurance coverage even though they have no official record of being on the road.
Obama looks back at his executive action on immigration. Illinois to provide kidney transplants to immigrants without legal status. California growers worry that labor will get worse.
In immigration news: Executive action hiring, CA to driver's issue licenses, deportations to Cuba, and more
US Agency Hiring 1000 After Obama's Immigration Order - New York Times U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has hired 1,000 new employees who will process applications for the millions expected to benefit under the president's executive action.
Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants are expected to apply for licenses in the new year.
Immigration authorities try out ankle bracelets on immigrants caught crossing the border. A US district judge throws out Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawsuit against Obama. The flow in Central American migrant families rises again.
Tennessee becomes the 25th state to sue over executive action. Sheriff Arpaio's lawsuit against Obama appears to gain little traction. A Philadelphia immigrant hides from deportation order in local church.
In immigration news: New immigrant detention center, first Sikh American Rose Parade float, 'el DMV,' more
Immigrant rights groups are criticizing the opening of a 2,400-bed immigrant detention facility in Dilley, Texas. This and more.
The float's centerpiece is a replica of Stockton's Sikh temple, built in 1912. "The first Sikh turbaned pilot will be waving at you," said supporter Bhajneet Singh.