August 12, 1988 |
In the latest court decision extending the amnesty program for certain groups of immigrants, a federal judge in Los Angeles has cleared the way for the legalization of tens of thousands of aliens--including large numbers of Asians, Europeans and South Americans--who re-entered the country with legal visas.
March 29, 1996 |
Although Congress has proposed cutting levels of legal immigration to the United States, the numbers are falling even without official action--especially in California, where 20% fewer immigrants entered the state in 1995 than the year before, a new report shows. An analysis released Thursday by the Immigration and Naturalization Service shows that 720,461 legal immigrants were admitted into the country in fiscal 1995--a 10.4% drop from 1994 and 20.3% below 1993 levels.
December 23, 1988 |
In what civil rights lawyers hailed as a historic free speech decision, a federal judge ruled Thursday that alien residents have the same broad free speech rights as citizens and declared unconstitutional key provisions of the McCarthy-Era McCarran-Walter Act, which allow the government to deport aliens for their political views. U.S. District Judge Stephen V.
August 25, 1992 |
Over and over, Roberto Hernandez's mother recalls the day her son left home: He tosses a small canvas bag over his broad shoulders and heads down a dusty Mexican road to catch a bus. Destination: California. Before he left, "I said to him, 'God Bless you, mijo (my son),' " says Socorro Lopez. "He hugged me so tightly." Roberto eschewed a tearful farewell. " 'Mama, stay here at the door. Don't go out into the street. I can't bear to see you cry.'
August 23, 1986 |
Al Davis caused a commotion at Saratoga last Sunday. This wasn't the Raiders' Al Davis. It was a 4-year-old gelding with the same name, a horse named after the football executive. Al Davis, who earlier in the season had won a race at Saratoga by 10 lengths, was entered Sunday for a $45,000 claiming price. Frank (Pancho) Martin, who trains for Viola Sommer, put in a claim before the race for Al Davis. But the horse broke down during the running and had to be destroyed the next day.