How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Immigrant driver's licenses, emergency shelter for child migrants, DACA renewals, more

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Snag over immigrant driver's licenses troubles would-be applicants - Southern California Public Radio From the story: "...the federal government's insistence that the new licenses stand out from the standard-issue cards is creating anxiety among some immigrants who say it makes them afraid to apply." At a community meeting Wednesday in Boyle Heights, some expressed concern about immigrants being "singled out" if the planned California licenses look too different from standard ones.

Border Patrol stops releasing undocumented immigrants in Murrieta - San Diego 6 U.S. Border Patrol officials have "reversed course and stopped transporting undocumented immigrants from Texas to the small city near the border with San Diego County." Agents have been dropping migrants arrested in South Texas at bus stations in Arizona, then "for reasons that aren't yet clear...decided to start taking the immigrants to the Border Patrol station in Murrieta for processing."

Emergency shelter for unaccompanied migrant kids opening in Ventura County - Southern California Public Radio On Friday, federal officials plan to open an emergency shelter in Ventura County for unaccompanied migrant children. It’s part of the government’s response to a recent, dramatic spike in children and teens crossing the U.S.-Mexico border solo, without an adult family member. It's the second of two emergency shelters to open since May, the other one in Texas.

Undocumented Immigrants Continue To Be Dropped Off At An Arizona Bus Station - Fox News Latino From the story: "Early Tuesday morning FOX 10 saw a bus load of people dropped off by a bus with Department of Homeland Security markings. The Greyhound spokesperson said that Arizona is the only state they're aware of that is getting bus loads of people."

Renewal process for deferred action begins - Southern California Public Radio Homeland Security has announced renewal rules for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the federal program that since 2012 has granted two years' worth of temporary legal status and work permits to to more than 560,000 young immigrants.

Old, Poor and Undocumented: Immigrants Face Grim Golden Years - NBC News Immigrants without legal status in the U.S. face an insecure old age, unable to access public services like Social Security, Medicare, food stamps, or subsidized housing. According to the Pew Research Center, there were some 850,000 unauthorized immigrants over age 55 in 2011, and their numbers are expected to grow. 

One Ohio City’s Growth Strategy? Immigrants - TIME Three years ago, "the city adopted a series of policies designed to lure new residents: tutoring for foreign students, support networks to help entrepreneurs clear complex bureaucratic hurdles, and translation services to help immigrants integrate into the community." A report on how it's worked so far.

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