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Gang Violence, Fears For Children In Central America Fuel Rush To US

Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they’re fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

07/24/2014

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Top Prosecutor To Help Immigrants Get Lawyers

Kamala Harris called the surge in young immigrants a humanitarian crisis, echoing comments made a day earlier by Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat.

07/24/2014

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California Reduces Deportations For Minor Crimes

Federal law lets legal immigrants be deported if they are given a sentence of one year or more. But California law defines misdemeanors as crimes qualifying for jail terms of a year or less.

07/21/2014

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Garcetti Convening With Nonprofits To Shelter Undocumented Children In LA

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has convened with non-profits to shelter undocumented immigrant children in L.A. while they await court hearings on whether they can remain in the United States.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/15/2014

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Protesters Block First Wave Of Detained Immigrants In Murrieta

Dozens of American flag-waving protesters Tuesday greeted detained undocumented immigrants as they began arriving at the U.S. Border Patrol Station in Murrieta.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2014

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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.

05/23/2014

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Rules Proposed For Immigrant Driver’s License

California on Friday proposed requiring immigrants in the country illegally to present foreign government-issued identification to obtain a driver’s license or go through an interview process using other documents to prove their identity.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2014

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Bill Cleans Up Immigrant Driver’s License Program

Democratic lawmakers approved on Thursday tweaks to a program Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last year to grant driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally, after businesses and advocates raised concerns.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/01/2014

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Governor Signs Bills Protecting Calif. Workers

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed several bills that seek to protect California workers who are immigrants or victims of domestic violence and other crimes.

10/11/2013

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About 2,000 March In Hollywood Immigration Rally

About 2,000 supporters of immigration reform marched through Hollywood on Saturday as part of rallies nationwide to push for congressional action, while California’s governor signed a series of bills on the topic, saying he was not going to wait on Washington.

10/05/2013

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Brown Signs Law Limiting Detention Of Immigrants

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that prohibits local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a minor crime and otherwise eligible to be released from custody.

10/05/2013

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Gov. Brown To Sign Bill Giving Immigrants Licenses

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill Thursday adding California to the growing list of states allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain driver licenses.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/02/2013

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Debate Chugs Along Over Whether Granting Immigrants Driver’s Licenses Will Make Roads Safer

A debate over granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses continues to chug along after the California Legislature passed a bill on it Thursday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2013

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Calif. Legislature OK’s Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

After decades of debate and discussion, the Calif. Legislature approved a bill that will allow undocumented workers to obtain driver’s licenses.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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Immigrant Driver’s License Bill Remains In Limbo

Immigrants who are in the country illegally would be able to get California driver’s licenses under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate, but it was not immediately certain whether it would be sent to the governor this year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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