City Council approves mutual aid agreements

Police use of force at last year’s Occupy protests led Berkeley officials to question the city’s mutual aid agreements with outside departments. However, at its meeting Tuesday night, Berkeley City Council approved three of five previously unapproved agreements, including one with UCPD. The city’s mutual aid pact is a set
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UC Berkeley report criticizes US immigration enforcement

Contention surrounds a report the UC Berkeley School of Law released Wednesday that analyzed the effects of the U.S. immigration enforcement program. According to the report, the current immigration system pushes individuals through the process of deportation without allowing for sufficient opportunity to challenge the verdict or legal counsel. Secure
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The Pacific Steel Casting Company faces an audit to verify the employment eligibility of its workers.

Pacific Steel to undergo employment eligibility audits

The Berkeley-based Pacific Steel Casting Company will be subject to an audit to verify the employment eligibility of its workers, raising concerns about the termination or deportation of any illegal immigrant workers employed by the company. Pacific Steel will be participating in an employment eligibility audit by the U.S. Immigration
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