Immigration

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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

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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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3 LA Men Arrested In Alleged ‘Pay-To-Stay’ Immigration Scheme

Authorities have arrested three Southland residents who they say allegedly ran a “pay-to-stay” scheme for allegedly helping hundreds of foreign nationals remain in the U.S.

03/11/2015

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Some Mexicans To Be Given Another Chance To Stay In U.S.

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

02/27/2015

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Federal Judge Stalls Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration, Gov’t To Appeal

The Justice Department will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, the White House said Tuesday.

02/17/2015

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Homeland Security Chief To Outline US Immigration Efforts

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will be downtown to talk about federal efforts to allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain and work in the U.S.

02/12/2015

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LA School Board OKs Attorneys To Offer Free Legal Aid To Students At Risk Of Deportation

Staff attorneys will be allowed to voluntarily provide free legal services to unaccompanied minors who live within the district and are facing the threat of deportation.

02/11/2015

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