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Steel foundry in Berkeley loses one third of workforce to I-9 'silent raid'

"Over the last few months, an East Bay steel company has been shedding about a third of its work force and it's not because of the economy. Pacific Steel was served with what immigrant advocates call a "silent raid." The company was audited by Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Berkeley Turns Cold Shoulder to ICE, Rejects SComm

"The city's police will no longer hand prisoners over to federal immigration authorities under an action approved Tuesday night. The City Council voted unanimously not to respond to Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to take charge of Berkeley prisoners suspected of violating federal...