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Hundreds of mostly Central American immigrants wait for processing at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. (credit: CBS)

Protesters Cheer Pause In Controversial Border Deportations

Authorities are putting a planned U.S. Border Patrol effort to bring nearly 300 Central American migrants from South Texas to Southern California on hold – and critics are applauding the move.

06/23/2014

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Momentum Builds To Repeal Calif. Ban On Public Benefits For Illegal Immigrants

A 20-year-old California law that prohibits undocumented immigrants from accessing public healthcare, welfare and other benefits may soon be coming off the books.

06/05/2014

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SoCal Counties Halt Immigration Detainers After Court Ruling

Officials in Los Angeles County and over a dozen other counties in Southern California are no longer honoring requests from federal immigration agents, according to a report.

06/02/2014

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Months Ahead, Immigrants Study For Driver Test

There’s a lot riding on a California law to grant driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally and supporters are already preparing prospective drivers to pass the test required to get one.

04/26/2014

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ACLU Files Suit On Timeliness Of Immigrant Asylum Interview

Immigration advocates are filing suit against the federal government, saying immigration officials are violating their own rules by failing to provide a speedy hearing to some immigrants who face deportation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/17/2014

It was an emotional reunion at LAX Saturday for a daughter and father who haven't seen each other for two years. (credit: CBS)

Girl, 10, Gets Emotional Reunion With Dad At LAX After Making Plea To Pope Francis

Their reunion was two years in the making.

03/29/2014

This poster pictured above is part of a nationwide outreach campaign targeting three major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

ICE Campaign To Warn Angelenos Of Jail Time, Stiff Penalties For Marriage Fraud

A campaign warning Angelenos that marriage fraud is a federal crime that carries significant prison sentences and possible six-figure fines is set to kick off next week.

03/28/2014

A U.S. Border Patrol agent drives along an irrigation canal separating the U.S. from Mexico, at left, that carries Colorado River water from the All American Canal near El Centro, California. (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Drowning Pregnant Woman From ‘All-American Canal’

A drowning pregnant woman and suspected undocumented immigrant was rescued this week from a Southern California canal, authorities said.

03/19/2014

Sergio Garcia can begin practicing law in California despite his immigration status following the court's ruling. (Photo credit: CBS)

Calif. Supreme Court Grants Law License To Illegal Immigrant

The California Supreme Court announced Thursday it will grant a law license to a man living in the U.S. illegally who graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam.

01/02/2014

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Councilmen Call On Obama To Suspend Immigration Deportations

Two Los Angeles City Council members joined with immigration rights activists Wednesday in support of a resolution urging President Obama to stop immigration deportations.

12/18/2013

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5 In Custody For Protesting Immigration Policies Outside Federal Building

Detective Gus Villanueva said the people arrested have been turned over to federal authorities.

12/16/2013

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OC Immigration Activists To Resume ‘Fast For Families’

A handful of immigration reform activists were set to begin a four-day fast Monday outside the offices of an Orange County lawmaker.

12/09/2013

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Some Students Want Napolitano To Step Down As UC President

A group of protesters say they want former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to step down from her new job as president of the University of California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/12/2013

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Senate OKs Bill To Ease Immigration, Boost Border Security

With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America’s shadows.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2013

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Santa Ana Immigration Officer Indicted For Allegedly Taking Bribes In Cash And Egg Rolls

Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Mai Nhu Nguyen was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday on three counts of solicitation of a bribe by a public official.

06/26/2013

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