Immigration & Emerging Communities

DMV releases pass/fail rates for those seeking Calif. immigrant driver's licenses (Updated)

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.

28,000 seek driver's licenses in first days of new immigrant law

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.

Thousands of immigrant drivers seek licenses on first day of new law

The DMV has hired more than 900 employees and opened four new processing centers to handle the surge in applicants.

Immigration reform may mean new life for immigrant family

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 state law creates loan program for students without legal status

New law creates a revolving loan program for UC and CSU immigrant students.

Calif. to offer low-cost insurance to new immigrant drivers

New immigrant drivers may qualify for state-sponsored discounted insurance coverage even though they have no official record of being on the road.

In immigration news: Obama's year-end take, organ transplants, farm labor, and more

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.

California gears up for migrant driver's licenses

Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants are expected to apply for licenses in the new year.

In immigration news: Ankle bracelets, Arpaio lawsuit fails, border surge continues

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.

In immigration news: Tenn. joins multi-state lawsuit, Arpaio lawsuit, church as sanctuary

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.

Sikh Americans tell their story with first-ever Rose Parade float

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.