Immigration & Emerging Communities

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Fewer unauthorized immigrants working construction

Post recession, more are finding work in restaurants, manufacturing, and small business

In immigration news: Homeland Security official accused of favoritism, child migrants in court, executive action lawsuit, more

A top Homeland Security officials is accused of political favoritism in a report following an internal investigation. This and more.

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Thousands of child migrants waiting for their day in court

Of more than 25,000 child migrants who entered the immigration court system after last July, almost 19,000 have cases still pending. But some kids are finding relief.

In immigration news: Executive action lawsuit, foreign-born cops, US immigration history chart, more

More law enforcement agencies are moving toward letting foreign-born legal residents join their ranks. This and more.

In immigration news: GOP immigrant tax bill, five years after SB 1070, court no-shows on rise, more

Legislation would prevent immigrants who obtain temporary legal status under Obama's immigration plan from being eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit retroactively. This and more.

Survivor of Iguala massacre visits LA

Among those who came to listen to him speak were immigrants who fear for their families - and some directly affected by violence.

In immigration news: 'Specialized' worker visas denied, Cambodian Americans and education, LA County joins executive action lawsuit, more

Visas for foreign workers with 'specialized knowledge' in their fields are being turned down more frequently. This and more.

For younger Cambodian Americans, a narrowing education gap

Cambodian immigrants have long struggled with an educational achievement gap, but this is changing as the second generation comes of age.

How Obama's new deportation program differs from old one

President Obama scrapped the Secure Communities program and vowed to replace it with something better, but immigration advocates say the details are scarce.

In immigration news: High-skilled worker visa debate, war criminals in the US, 'sanctuary cities,' more

A recent case in Florida highlights how suspected foreign war criminals have sought shelter in the US over the years. This and more.

Chinese immigrant granted license to practice law — after 125 years

The court granted Hong Yen Chang a license to practice law. The ruling reversed a 19th century decision denying a Chinese immigrant's application to practice law.

LAPD officer arrested at US-Mexico border for alleged smuggling

Border Patrol agents allegedly found a person hiding in the officer's car when they stopped him for questioning Saturday night, according to NBC-LA.

In immigration news: White House pushes court on executive action, LA cop arrested at border, tech diversity, more

If the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a Texas judge's order blocking executive action, the immigration plan could move forward sooner. This and more.

In immigration news: Feds ask court to lift block on executive action, evolution of Mexican migration, DACA recipients arrested, more

The federal government has asked an appeals court to allow President Obama's executive immigration order to move forward. This and more.

In immigration news: LA foreign 'student' scam, GOP immigrant tax fight, migrants maimed by train protest, more

Federal officials say operators of four LA-area trade schools took in as much as $6 million a year, enrolling foreign 'students' who did not attend. This and more.

Feds arrest 3 people in trade school immigration scheme

Defendants allegedly let foreign 'students' enroll for a fee, in exchange for student visa documents that would let them stay in the United States.