Immigration & Emerging Communities

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In immigration news: Executive action said not to be final, Oregon driver cards, federal detainers, more

The White House says not to jump to conclusions about executive action. Oregon voters will decide whether to allow drivers' licenses for immigrants in the country illegally, and more.

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In immigration news: The diverse 'second great wave' of immigrants, executive action, Hawaii's Latino population, more

As immigrant networks have spread out in recent decades, parts of the US far beyond the urban centers have become increasingly diverse. This and more.

LA get-out-the-vote phone bank operates in 17 languages

In L.A.'s growing Asian American community, many potential voters are foreign-born, and language has proven an obstacle to turnout at the polls.

In immigration news: Fewer immigration holds, new detention center for families, more

A growing number of police agencies are denying federal requests for immigration holds on immigrants in their custody; immigration officials say some agencies have released people with previous criminal convictions. This and more.

In immigration news: Haitian family reunification, Kansas election battle, unaccompanied minors

The Obama administration expedites family reunification for Haitians, Kansas Democrats target "immigration warrior" in the mid-terms, and more.

In immigration news: Ebola as political border threat, the complexity of 287(g), a binational family, more

The latest political border threat may be moving from terrorists to disease in the wake of Ebola virus. This and more.

Complex rules govern LA Sheriff's Dept. partnership with ICE

Exactly what type of crime can land a LA County inmate in federal immigration detention after time served? Critics say the rules aren't clearly defined.

Seattle swaps Columbus Day for 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.

Cuban migration surges over land and by sea

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol figures show that more than 22,000 Cubans arrived at the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada in the fiscal year.

Baldwin Park sued over police immigration hold

Immigrant rights groups are suing a Los Angeles suburb whose police department jailed a man suspected of entering the U.S. illegally.

287(g): LA County sticks with controversial program

287(g) supporters say the Sheriff's Dept. partnership with ICE identifies deportable inmates and helps LA County jails get reimbursed for some incarceration costs.

In immigration news: Some immigrants feel Ebola backlash, fewer jails holding immigrants for feds, family detention center criticized, more

After a Liberian man was admitted to a hospital with Ebola virus in Dallas, some African immigrants say they've noticed different attitudes toward them. This and more.

In immigration news: Obama promises executive action, private lawyers take on child migrant cases, border agent charged, more

Speaking Thursday night to Latino members of Congress, President Obama insisted he'd take solo action on immigration by the end of the year. This and more.

An illegal pharmaceuticals crackdown prompts consumer warnings

Law enforcement officials in Los Angeles are cracking down on black market pharmaceutical sales and warning consumers; they say immigrants are most at risk.

Hong Kong protesters get Los Angeles support

Some 500 supporters of the Hong Kong protests, many of them students, rally in downtown L.A.'s Grand Park.

Federal grants help LA's child migrants get legal assistance

Recently arrived child migrants in the Los Angeles area will be among those to benefit from legal aid financed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.