Immigrant rights advocates will serve the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department with a summons to get information about the department’s participation in immigration enforcement programs and data about deportations.
Immigration authorities will add another 1,300 beds to detain suspected illegal immigrants in Southern California.
The federal government is running a national advertising campaign to encourage more immigrants to become U.S. citizens.
U.S. immigration officials say they have intercepted a record number of attempts in the past year involving small boats aiming to bring illegal immigrants ashore.
An illegal immigrant from Guatemala has pleaded guilty to smuggling people into California and holding them
in brutal captivity until their relatives paid thousands of dollars.
A new study shows fewer immigrants are arriving in Los Angeles and but more of their compatriots are long-settled in the country’s second-largest city.
Hundreds of detained immigrants are being transferred to Orange County jails, and more are on the way, under a deal with the federal government that would bring the cash-strapped Orange County Sheriff’s Department up to $30 million a year, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Authorities say they have rescued more than three dozen immigrants locked inside a boarded up bedroom in a Southern California drop house.