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News, The Snitch UC Berkeley Scholarships to Pay for Undocumented Students

UC Berkeley Scholarships to Pay for Undocumented Students

Well, this should help some Berkeley students with their skyrocketing tuition. UC Berkeley announced this morning that it received $1 million from the Evelyn and Walter Hass Jr. Foundation to help fund scholarships for undocumented students -- the largest gift…
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News, The Snitch Minhaz Kahn, DREAM Act Eligible Student, Spared Deportation -- For Now

Minhaz Kahn, DREAM Act Eligible Student, Spared Deportation -- For Now

​A DREAM-Act-eligible recent college grad won reprieve on his deportation case earlier this week, yet the celebration ends there. San Francisco-based immigration officials warned attorneys that not all DREAM Act-eligible immigrants will enjoy the same freedom. Minhaz Kahn -- the UC-Riverside…
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News, The Snitch Minhaz Kahn, DREAM Act-Eligible Neuroscience Grad, Set For Deportation

Minhaz Kahn, DREAM Act-Eligible Neuroscience Grad, Set For Deportation

​Federal immigration officials in San Francisco are ignoring a June memo from immigration authorities that deprioritizes deportation immigrants who came into the country as kids. In the most recent case, it's affecting a UC Riverside alumnus, who is fighting his case…
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News, The Snitch Illegal Immigrant Student Interned At California State Capitol

Illegal Immigrant Student Interned At California State Capitol

Coming out of the closet as gay is so circa 1999. Now it's all about coming out as an illegal immigrant. Everyone is doing it: Fresno State University student body president Pedro Ramirez came out as illegal last year. Last…
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News, The Snitch Phil Bronstein, <i>Chron</i> Editor, Was "Duped" by Illegal Immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas

Phil Bronstein, Chron Editor, Was "Duped" by Illegal Immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas

Phil Bronstein has many names for Jose Antonio Vargas, the former Chronicle editorial assistant who came out as an illegal immigrant yesterday in the New York Times. Among them are "lawbreaker," "hustler," and finally "friend." The Chron's editor-in-chief seemed more…
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News, The Snitch Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Who Came Out As Illegal Immigrant, Worked For the <i>Chron</i>

Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Who Came Out As Illegal Immigrant, Worked For the Chron

A Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter at The Washington Post came out as an undocumented immigrant in a story in the New York Times Magazine published online Wednesday. Jose Antonio Vargas is a Filipino national who climbed this country's journalism ranks…
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News, The Snitch ICE Softens Its Stance on DREAM Act Kids, but Still Hazy On Gays

ICE Softens Its Stance on DREAM Act Kids, but Still Hazy On Gays

The DREAM Act kids seem to be getting a break, but what about gay couples? Update, 5:30 p.m.: It seems gay couples are still out of luck. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice e-mailed to clarify what the new…
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News, The Snitch Luisa Argueta, DREAM Act-Eligible Teen, Asks Sen. Feinstein to Stop Deportation

Luisa Argueta, DREAM Act-Eligible Teen, Asks Sen. Feinstein to Stop Deportation

Update, 5:30 p.m.: A Feinstein spokesperson says that the senator's office received information about the case and "is currently reviewing the matter."Original post:A 19-year-old Antioch resident eligible for the DREAM Act is asking Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-San Francisco) to halt…
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News, The Snitch Isabel Castillo, Undocumented DREAM Act Advocate, To Be Honored at USF Graduation

Isabel Castillo, Undocumented DREAM Act Advocate, To Be Honored at USF Graduation

Tomorrow, another class of University of San Francisco graduates will head into the working world. And while they are understandably worried about landing a job, the university will award an honorary doctorate to a young woman who has even less…
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News, The Snitch DREAM Act Leader Prerna Lal in Deportation Proceedings

DREAM Act Leader Prerna Lal in Deportation Proceedings

While President Barack Obama voiced support for the DREAM Act today in Silicon Valley, one of the Bay Area's most vociferous leaders in the national student movement to get the bill passed is now facing possible deportation. If passed, the…
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News, The Snitch Elizabeth Lee Granted Six Month Stay Of Deportation

Elizabeth Lee Granted Six Month Stay Of Deportation

Just yesterday Elizabeth Lee ,18,  was facing deportation in two weeks absent some miracle or legal wrangling by her attorneys. But officials from the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency informed her lawyers this morning that they would grant Lee…
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News, The Snitch DREAM Act Debacle: Lowell High School Grad Set For Deportation

DREAM Act Debacle: Lowell High School Grad Set For Deportation

Congress failed again last month to corral the needed votes to put the DREAM Act back on the table -- and the fallout looks something like this: Eighteen-year-old Elizabeth Lee was on a successful trajectory; she had graduated from Lowell…
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News, The Snitch DREAM Act Senate Vote Looming For Bay Area Illegal Immigrant Students

DREAM Act Senate Vote Looming For Bay Area Illegal Immigrant Students

With the Senate vote on the DREAM Act this morning being pushing back to next week, Bay Area illegal immigrant students are looking to buoy yesterday's victory in the House into a win for the bill that would give them…
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News, The Snitch Court Rules Undocumented Students Can Pay In-State Tuition. Great, But a Job?

Court Rules Undocumented Students Can Pay In-State Tuition. Great, But a Job?

Waiting tables, Ben. Waiting tables. Wave of the future. ​ The California Supreme Court upheld a law yesterday that allows illegal immigrants who've attended California high schools for at least three years to pay in-state tuition at the state's public…
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News, The Snitch Senate Votes Against Taking Up DREAM Act. Local Students Bummed.

Senate Votes Against Taking Up DREAM Act. Local Students Bummed.

Nope. Not today. ​The U.S. Senate today voted against taking up the the defense budget bill -- curtailing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's last-minute plan to tack on an amendment to give illegal immigrants who go to college or into…
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News, The Snitch Senate To Vote On DREAM Act Tuesday. Local Activists To Picket Feinstein's Office.

Senate To Vote On DREAM Act Tuesday. Local Activists To Picket Feinstein's Office.

​You may recall our July cover feature on young undocumented immigrants waiting for the DREAM Act, a bill that would give illegal immigrants who go to college or serve in the military a path to citizenship. At the time the…
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News, Feature The Education Trap

The Education Trap

Prerna Lal worked her way through CSU East Bay, vacuuming and cleaning toilets at office buildings 30 hours a week. Not your typical college gig, but the 25-year-old Fiji native can't legally hold a job in this country and needed…
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News, The Snitch Victim of Fraudster Immigration Attorney Wins Another Year In United States

Victim of Fraudster Immigration Attorney Wins Another Year In United States

Yessica Ramirez, the victim of an unscrupulous immigration attorney to whom her family paid thousands of dollars only to lose their long-shot asylum case, was granted a one-year delay on her order of deportation date by immigration officials last week.…
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News, The Snitch Illegal Immigrant Threatens To Jump Off the Golden Gate Bridge

Illegal Immigrant Threatens To Jump Off the Golden Gate Bridge

Thousands of supporters on Facebook have signed up to deter a person claiming on the internet to be an illegal immigrant planning to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge, writing "I am not wanted here."The PostSecret blog posts confessions people…
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News, The Snitch Dream Act-Eligible Victim of Fraudster Attorney Walter Pineda Set for Deportation Thursday

Dream Act-Eligible Victim of Fraudster Attorney Walter Pineda Set for Deportation Thursday

UPDATE 5:40 p.m.: An ICE officer called Ramirez to tell her she does not have to leave the country on Thursday, says immigration attorney Mark Silverman. Her deportation is postponed while immigration officials consider whether to grant her another stay…
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