How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Obama requests emergency funding, LAPD won't comply on ICE detainers, court blocks AZ license order, more

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Obama Seeks Nearly $4 Billion for Immigration Crisis - New York Times President Obama has requested $3.7 billion in emergency funds to help deal with the mass migration of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. Mexico border from Central America. The money "would boost spending on border patrol agents, immigration judges, aerial surveillance, and new detention facilities. Nearly half of the money would be used to improve care for the children while they are moved through the deportation process."

LAPD To No Longer Comply With Feds On Immigration Hold Requests - CBS Local Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday that L.A. police will no longer comply with requests from federal immigration agents to hold immigrants for deportation if there is no other cause to detain them. The decision comes in light of a new state law intended to limit deportation holds, along with a recent related court decision in Oregon.

Arizona's denial of driver's licenses for immigrants: Appeals court overrules state - Arizona Republic The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked an executive order from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, which denied driver's licenses to young immigrants with temporary legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Most children illegally crossing the border alone will be deported, White House signals - Washington Post From the story: "The White House signaled Monday that it expects to deport most of the unaccompanied minors entering the country illegally across the southern border, employing the strongest rhetoric to date to indicate that an influx of thousands of Central American migrants will not be tolerated."

5 things you need to know about the immigration crisis - CNN A look at why the current migration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border is happening, whether the U.S. government should have seen it coming, what's being done about it and more.

Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking - New York Times More on the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, a Bush-era law intended to protect trafficking victims that prevents the quick deportation of minors from countries that don't have a border with the United States. President Obama has suggested revising the law to expedite deportations; the law has also been pinpointed as the likely source of a rumor in Central America that minors who make it the U.S. are allowed to stay.

For desperate parents of Central American child migrants, a false rumor and false hope - Southern California Public Radio From the story: " the international game of telephone that is communication between immigrant communities in the United States and relatives back home - in a part of the world where relatively few have Internet access - the 'permiso' rumor became a small ray of hope for some parents desperate to get her children out of El Salvador."

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