Immigration & Emerging Communities

Immigation reform: Waits for family visas drag on

The backlog of people waiting to come to the U.S. to reunite with relatives on family visas disproportionately affects Asians and Pacific Islanders.

Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles

Immigration reform: Mexican consulate in LA braces for surge

Consul General Carlos Sada said he wants to add 20 to 30 employees to help Mexican nationals compile the documents they need for protection from deportation.

Obama Immigration speech

Immigration: Deportation action a relief to some, but many won't qualify

With new immigration rules announced, some who entered the country illegally are overjoyed — others weren't so lucky.

Immigration reform: Obama to sign executive order; Republicans won't 'stand idle'

A day after announcing he would act to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, President Obama was in Las Vegas to sign the order Friday.

In immigration news: Obama to sign executive order, Secure Communities replaced, what's next for immigrants, more

President Obama's immigration plan touches on almost every aspect of the immigration system, from deportation relief for millions to border security and the immigration courts. This and more.

FAQ: President Obama's executive order on immigration

What's changing? When does it go into effect? How does it affect me? Find the answers to these and other questions here.

Immigration reform: What Obama's executive action means for California

In California, where 83 percent of unauthorized immigrants are estimated to have lived in the U.S. for five years or more, the effects could be staggering.

In immigration news: Executive action details, GOP backlash, a 'disproportionate' effect in California, more

It's expected that President Obama's executive action plan will offer relief from deportation to certain groups of immigrants, such as the parents of U.S. citizens. This and more.

In immigration news: Obama announcement expected Thursday, border security, more

President Obama is now expected to announce his much-anticipated executive action on immigration Thursday. This and more.

California sees decline in immigrants in US illegally, Pew says

The Pew Research Center finds the total number of immigrants here in the U.S. unlawfully is unchanged, but East Coast states are seeing gains while border states like California have seen declines.

Legal service providers brace for an Obama immigration plan

Pro-bono legal providers who handle immigration cases are bracing themselves for the workload if President Obama extends protection from deportation to more immigrants.

US offers new plan to accept Central American child refugees

Some Central American immigrants who have legal status will be allowed to petition to bring children from their home countries into the United States as refugees.

In immigration news: Executive action, legislative blowback, planned GOP border bill, CA driver's licenses, more

As the Obama administration prepares to announce plans for executive action on immigration, GOP leaders are considering ways to block it. This and more.

Vote on Boyle Heights Mariachi Plaza development postponed

The MTA board delayed a decision until February, allowing more time for public input on plans to construct 120,000 square feet of retail and medical office space.

New China-US visa rules expected to boost LA tourism

The number of Chinese coming to California will double by 2017, according to the nonprofit Visit California. That number is only expected to grow.

In immigration news: Loretta Lynch, church growth, 'coming out' twice, more

Senate Republicans plan to pin Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on immigration; activists predict an executive order could come in mid-December, and more.