Immigration & Emerging Communities

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New housing development near Mariachi Plaza worries locals

Boyle Heights residents halted the MTA's plan to develop the historic plaza, but an apartment building slipped under their radar, and will soon break ground nearby.

Armenian Genocide

New generations of Armenian-Americans still passionate about recognizing genocide

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As the genocide's 100th anniversary approaches, the memory of the killings in 1915 is still vivid for Armenian-Americans whose ancestors survived generations ago.

ICE Holds Immigrants At Adelanto Detention Facility

Why some foreign-born offenders aren't deported after serving time

The practice of allowing immigrants with criminal records to stay in the U.S. has faced growing scrutiny.

White House criticizes ruling on Obama's immigration action

Under a federal judge's ruling, the Obama administration is temporarily barred from implementing policies that would allow as many as five million people in the U.S. illegally to remain.

Democrats push to extend health, legal rights to immigrants

Democrats who control the governor's office and both chambers of the Legislature have said they want to find ways for immigrants to come out of the state's economic shadows.

Nearly 500K undocumented Californians apply for driver's license

The bill, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in 2013, allows any California resident to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status

Multi-American blog says goodbye, and thanks

Thanks to the readers who helped make the blog a success. You'll find new stories on KPCC's main site, and vintage posts in our digital archives.

Street vendors ask law enforcement to ease up on citations

The L.A. city council remains stalled on a set of regulations to legalize street vending. Venders, meanwhile, ask police to limit who they cite.

Street vendors say LA should legalize their line of work

There are more than 50,000 street vendors in LA. They say their trade needs to be legalized, so that police can't cite them and confiscate their carts.

Latino home ownership falling

The rate of home ownership peaked before the recession and has been falling since. Experts say credit is too tight.

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.

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.