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Immigration Lawyer Says She Was Barred From Adelanto Detention Center

An immigration lawyer says she was denied entry to a Southern California detention center after participating in peaceful vigils at the site.


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Court Says LAPD Can Continue Eased Policy For Impounding Cars

A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.


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Driver’s License Appointments Spike In Calif. Following Obama’s Immigration Reform Push

The number of people making appointments to apply for a California driver’s license more than doubled in late November — a possible sign of demand for a new license that will soon become available to immigrants in the country illegally, an official said Monday.


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Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants Await Obama’s Upcoming Executive Order

Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys’ offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama’s yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation.


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LAUSD Responds To Backlash Over English-Only Cafeteria Rule

The LAUSD is responding to criticism from employees after cafeteria workers were told to only speak English.


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Exclusive: Unions Blast LAUSD For Telling Cafeteria Workers To Speak Only English

Worker unions are firing back at the Los Angeles Unified School District after they allegedly told cafeteria workers at Harvard Elementary School they could only speak English on campus.


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Officials Hold Public Hearing On Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

A public hearing on regulations involving the pending issuance of California driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants was being held Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles.

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President’s Plan To Increase Border Deportations Stirs Controversy

The Obama administration is under fire after announcing plans to increase deportations of those caught crossing into the US illegally.


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Calif. Senate Holds Immigrant Health Coverage Bill

The state Senate is holding legislation that seeks to extend health care coverage to immigrants who are in the country illegally until lawmakers find a way to pay for it.


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East LA Bank Offers Unique Loan To Help Residents Become Naturalized Citizens

A unique loan program is helping legal residents afford the process of becoming naturalized citizens.

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May Day activists march through downtown Los Angeles marking International Worker's Day on May 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Occupy Wall Street groups across the country have joined with unions during the May Day protests, a traditional day of global protests in sympathy with unions and leftist politics.   (Photo by Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Thousands March For Immigration Reform In Downtown LA May Day Rallies

Thousands will take to the streets of downtown Los Angeles Wednesday to participate in May Day protests to end immigrant deportations.

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Police Commission Approves Change To LAPD Car Impound Policy

The city Police Commission today approved a new policy for impounding the cars of unlicensed drivers, allowing offenders who have valid identification, car registration and proof of insurance to avoid a mandatory 30-day impound.

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Police Call For Calm After Immigrant Death Probe

The Los Angeles Police Commission said Tuesday that an officer was justified in using lethal force on a Guatemalan immigrant last year — a fatal shooting that sparked days of protest in the Latino community.

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Perris Couple Held For Allegedly Holding Immigrant Hostage

Authorities say two people have been arrested on suspicion of holding a man they had smuggled from Mexico for ransom in their Riverside County home.

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Guatemalan Congressman Clemente Samines (C) arrives at Los Angeles Airport as he prepares to file a federal lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police department (LAPD) and the city of Los Angeles after the fatal shooting of Manuel Jaminez, a Guatemalan day laborer who was killed in the city by police last month.  Hundreds of people protested after the shooting and the police said the 37-year-old was threatening a passer-by with a knife, and ignored orders from bicycle officers to drop his weapon, instead lunging at them. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Family Of Day Laborer Sues LAPD In Fatal Shooting

The family of a Guatemalan day laborer who was shot by police in a standoff early last month has filed a civil rights lawsuit for what they claim was the use of excessive force.