Immigration & Emerging Communities

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Why Vietnamese Americans show strength at the ballot box

A tight Orange County supervisorial race could be decided by Vietnamese American voters.

New York Immigrant Groups Rally To Celebrate Obama Announcement On Immigration

In immigration news: Anti-executive action bill, costs of deportation v. illegal immigration, more

Senate Democrats seek to stop a House bill that would undo President Obama's executive action from reaching the Senate floor. This and more.

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Atomic Cafe: Little Tokyo music landmark falls to wrecking ball


The brick building on the corner of First and Alameda is being razed to make way for a new subway station opening in 2020.

What's next for Boyle Heights' Mariachi Plaza?

Now that the MTA plans to go back to the drawing board on development for Mariachi Plaza, what do residents and merchants want? It depends on who you ask.

In immigration news: Texas v. United States, White House pushes economic benefits, Cuban migration on the rise, more

Nevada and Tennessee are the latest to join a multi-state lawsuit that seeks to block President Obama's executive immigration order from taking effect. This and more.

Garcetti defends Obama immigration order in federal court

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is one of a long list of mayors who have signed an amicus brief supporting President Obama's executive order on immigration.

In immigration news: CA driver's licenses, anti-executive action lawsuit, half of federal arrests tied to immigration, more

More than 25,000 immigrants have already received special California driver's licenses under AB 60, and are putting them to use on the road. This and more.

For some immigrant drivers: No more fear of police

More than 25,000 immigrants have already received driver's licenses under the new law. Many were already driving--though fearfully.

In immigration news: Sessions set to chair Senate immigration panel, executive action could be hard to revoke, more

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has reportedly been named to chair the Senate committee that oversees immigration. This and more.

In immigration news: House border bill moves forward, Calderón on immigration, Cuba talks, more

A GOP-backed House bill that calls for more border security has passed in committee, with a floor vote expected next week. This and more.

In immigration news: State of the Union, Garcetti on immigration, scam artists, more

President Obama gave relatively little mention to immigration during his SOTU address Tuesday. This and more.

MTA may be having second thoughts on Boyle Heights development

A proposal to develop retail and medical office space at Mariachi Plaza has drawn controversy. MTA suggests it may have second thoughts.

In immigration news: Border bill, California health policies, how Alhambra cops reach Chinese immigrants, more

A House committee is set to begin marking up a new border bill this week that would authorize 27 new miles of fence. This and more.

Alhambra police use WeChat as bridge to Chinese immigrants

China's most popular mobile messaging tool is commonly used by Chinese transplants to Alhambra.

Latino character of Santa Ana's downtown fades

New stores moving into downtown Santa Ana’s historic Latino shopping district have raised questions about the city’s identity.

Local Cuba travel agents expect boost in business

Agents who book trips to Cuba are bracing for more demand, days after the Obama administration relaxed its rules. But travelers must still go for a specific purpose.