Immigration

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Some ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Don’t Enforce Federal Immigration Policies For Fear Of Lawsuits

The term “sanctuary city” has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.

07/23/2015

Legendary Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela joined nearly 8,000 Angelenos in the naturalization ceremony Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Dodgers.MLBlogs.com)

Dodgers Pitching Legend Fernando Valenzuela Becomes US Citizen

Nearly four decades after thrilling fans at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers legendary southpaw Fernando Valenzuela is officially living the American Dream.

07/22/2015

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Calif. Assembly OKs Bill To Remove ‘Alien’ From State Labor Code

If signed into law, Senate Bill 432 would delete the term “alien” as a definition for an immigrant individual and “modernize” the state Labor Code.

07/09/2015

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LAUSD Pulls Charity Golf Tournament From Trump National Over Immigration Comments

Los Angeles school officials say the district will no longer be affiliated with the Trump National Golf Club over “negative immigration comments” made last week by Donald Trump.

07/08/2015

Francisco Sanchez , a repeat drug offender, was released from jail on April 15 in San Francisco. (San Francisco Police Dept.)

Riverside Lawmaker Calls For Longer Immigration Holds After San Francisco Pier Shooting

A Republican State Senator from Riverside has authored new proposed legislation that would require any city or county in custody of a “felonious immigrant” to hold them for at least 48 hours to allow federal authorities to apprehend them.

07/08/2015

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A Year On, Children Caught On Border Struggle To Stay, Adapt

While his teenage mother has been allowed to stay and seek a green card under a program for abused and abandoned children, Joshua’s lawyer says he has been classified as an enforcement priority by government lawyers.

07/04/2015

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Macy’s To Trump: You’re Fired

The Macy’s department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico’s governor and New York City’s mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.

07/02/2015

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Immigration Detention Center Expands In Adelanto

Immigration authorities are expanding a Southern California detention facility to get more bed space for women with criminal records, immigrants with medical needs, recently-arrived asylum seekers and other detainees.

07/02/2015

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Transgender Immigration Detainees May Be Housed By Gender

Detention staff should consider transgender detainees’ preferences when making decisions about housing and clothing and what pronouns should be used, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in new guidelines for the treatment of transgender detainees.

06/29/2015

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3 Arrested In 2 Separate Attempts To Enter US Illegally Via Jet Ski

Federal authorities arrested suspects in two separate attempts this week to illegally enter the U.S. by jet ski near Southern California beaches, according to officials.

06/12/2015

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Witnesses In ‘Maternity Tourism’ Case Charged For Leaving U.S.

Ten men and women from China who were considered witnesses in the so-called “maternity tourism” case have been charged with violating court orders to stay in the U.S. during investigations into the matter.

04/30/2015

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‘Undocumented Immigrant Not A Criminal,’ California Attorney General Says

California Attorney General Kamala Harris made waves this week after telling the San Francisco Chronicle that “an undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.”

04/17/2015

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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.

04/07/2015

President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (credit: Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

LA Joins Coalition In Support Of President Obama’s Executive Orders On Immigration

A coalition of 73 cities and counties announced Monday the filing of a brief in a Texas federal court in support of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration, which a judge has placed on hold.

04/06/2015

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LA County Supes Vote To Support Executive Order On Immigration

Los Angeles County officials voted by a narrow margin Tuesday to throw their support behind President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

03/17/2015

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