Immigration Status

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Democrats Push To Extend Health, Legal Rights To Immigrants

Responding to federal inaction over immigration reform, California Democrats on Tuesday announced a package of 10 bills that would extend health care, legal rights and business protection to immigrants who are illegally living in the state.



Bill Urges More Illegal Workers To Pay Calif. Taxes

California lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to voluntarily join a program and pay state income taxes in exchange for leniency in their immigration status.

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Moreno Valley School Board Member Accused Of Attempted Murder

A Moreno Valley school board member faces charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.


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Sheriff Baca Questions Civil Rights Of Illegal Immigrants

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has questioned the civil rights of illegal immigrants in radio remarks that have riled immigrant advocates.


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Bill Allowing Communities To Opt Out Of Immigration Check Moves Forward

A bill to let California communities opt out of a federal government program that checks the immigration status of arrestees has been approved by the Assembly’s public safety committee.


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Sheriff’s Officials To Keep Screening Inmate’s Immigration Status

Los Angeles County supervisors have voted to extend a program to have sheriff’s officials screen inmates’ immigration status.


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Groups Ask Obama To End Immigrant Checks

Hundreds of human rights groups are asking the Obama administration to end programs that allow local police to check the immigration status of arrestees.