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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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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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Undocumented Immigrant Says California Driver’s License Has Changed His Life

The crush of undocumented immigrants applying for a new Assembly Bill 60 driver’s license have led to even longer lines at many DMV offices in California.

02/05/2015

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Van Nuys Man Charged With Illegally Practicing Immigration Law

A Van Nuys man faced multiple criminal charges Thursday for illegally practicing immigration law, prosecutors said Thursday.

02/05/2015

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Garcetti Joins Effort To Oppose Lawsuit Over Immigration Reform

Mayor Eric Garcetti was among more than 30 mayors to go to court Monday in an effort to oppose a lawsuit to block President Obama’s immigration reform plan.

01/26/2015

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LA School Board Delays Decision On Legal Aid For Students Facing Deportation

Some school board members have signaled support for a plan to provide free legal aid to what officials say would be a “limited number” of students who are facing deportation.

01/14/2015

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Court Says LAPD Can Continue Eased Policy For Impounding Cars

A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.

12/26/2014

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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

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