Immigration & Emerging Communities
In immigration news: Child migrants without legal counsel, Arizona driver's license appeal, Asian American GOP group, more
Many recently arrived child migrants having their cases heard in immigration court have no attorney; state and federal initiatives plan funds for more access. This and more.Add your comments
Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465.
Obama administration to weigh in Arizona immigration policies in court. Advocates say immigrants weren't given proper warning they could lose Obamacare coverage. N.J. Gov. Christie asked to allow driver's licenses for immigrants in country illegally.
A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will provide $3 million to nonprofits that offer free legal assistance to unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America.
A new California law requires that, no later than 2016, about 40 state boards must consider applicants, even if they lack legal immigration status.
In immigration news: Legal help for migrant kids, high bar for asylum seekers, immigrants in the military, more
Legislation signed by Gov. Brown is to provide $3 million in funds for nonprofits to help provide legal counsel for minors in deportation. This and more.
Gov. Jerry Brown says he has signed into law a bill to help fund lawyers for unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings.
A plan to turn the historic Sears building into a mixed-use space has created concerns about gentrification. But some say that Boyle Heights will be more resistant to change than other neighborhoods.
Employees of a Monrovia company that makes products for the U.S. military say they're out of jobs after a federal immigration audit. But such audits have dropped since last year.
In immigration news: Sanctuary movement, Asian Americans on affirmative action, new detention center, more
A growing number of churches are reviving what's called the Sanctuary Movement, with houses of worship opening their doors to immigrants facing deportation. This and more.
In immigration news: California DMV gears up for license demand, empty prisons and detention profits, anti-Muslim ads in NYC, more
The California DMV could hire as many as 1,000 new employees to meet demand as new driver's licenses for immigrants in the US illegally become available in January. This and more.
The DMV is also opening four new processing centers and putting employees through diversity training.
California DMV moves forward with immigrant driver's licenses, after feds approve design changes
Lori Baker uses DNA samples to track down the loved ones of immigrants who died on their journeys. "I would love not to do this anymore, but I don't think I have it in me not to," she says.
Children become eligible for naturalization if their foreign-born parents naturalize, or if they've been adopted by Americans.
In immigration news: LA joins citizenship initiative, Border Patrol body cameras, an ISIS fact check, more
Los Angeles is participating in a “Cities for Citizenship" project, with $1.1 billion in funding from corporate partner Citigroup. This and more.