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Californians increasingly back Medi-Cal for immigrants, poll finds

The Field Poll found 58 percent of registered voters support extending Medi-Cal services to immigrants not currently eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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'Anchor baby' comments stir more controversy for Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush said he was talking about Asians and referred to so-called "maternity tourism." It hasn't gone over well with Asian Americans.

Mexican immigrants worry as peso drops

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The Mexican peso has hit a record low against the dollar. Immigrants living in Southern California say that means the money they send home stretches further.

Tracing the shifting meaning of 'alien'

Many immigration rights activists cringe at the term "alien." But decades ago, that word was embraced as a humane alternative to terms like "undesirable" and even "wetback."

A financial 'wild west' in the San Gabriel Valley

Under the EB-5 visa program 10,000 foreign investors are granted green cards each year. Many invest in local development. But critics say the program needs oversight.

As Huntington Park goes, does Southern California?

Some see the appointment of two city commissioners who don't have legal status as a predictor of what's to come, with more immigrants involved in civic life.

3 years after DACA, young immigrants see change, uncertainty

Three years ago this week, the U.S. began granting temporary deportation relief to young undocumented migrants. We look at what's changed.

Sheriff's Department asks for more time to fine-tune immigration program

Sheriff's officials have asked for more time to report back to county supervisors on how much or little they'll cooperate with feds on detaining people for deportation.

Chinese investors sue LA investment firm for misusing money

Luca International Group had an office in the San Gabriel Valley. Among Luca's investors were hopeful immigrants who were investing money through the federal EB 5 visa program.

How driver's licenses are helping immigrant women find work

In California, immigrants without legal status can get driver's licenses. That's putting more immigrant women behind the wheel and into the workforce.

New Huntington Park commissioners don't have legal status

The city appointed two residents to serve on local commissions. A city official says both are longtime volunteers, but have been unable to obtain legal status.

As we cross our fingers for El Niño, Peru braces for floods

The rains would bring relief to Southern California. But Peruvians who live here are worried for family back home. Peru has already declared a state of emergency.

El Monte sweatshop slavery case still resonates 20 years later

Dozens of Thai migrants were held captive in sweatshops. The case is considered a landmark that influenced immigration and labor policies.

Once outlaws, Young Lords find a museum home

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.

Judge rules US violates agreement in detaining immigrant kids

A federal judge ruled the U.S. Department of Justice's current system of detaining children with their moms after they've crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violates a court settlement.

House to take up bill blocking money for 'sanctuary cities'

The move follows the shooting death of a woman in San Francisco this month, allegedly by an immigrant with a criminal record and without legal status.