Immigration & Emerging Communities

LA officials warn of executive action immigration scams

City and county officials and law enforcement agencies have joined forces to fight con artists who take advantage of immigrants seeking deportation protection.

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In immigration news: Cuban Americans react to improving relations, immigration scams, driver's license lawsuit, more

Polls have shown more that Cuban Americans have grown to favor improving U.S. ties with Cuba. But many are still deeply skeptical. This and more.

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Will the New Year bring legalization to LA street vendors?

After decades of City Hall debate over legalizing street vending, proponents say a new proposal may have a chance because L.A. and its economy have changed.

Lawsuit filed over immigrant driver's license data

Immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver's license databases to track down people for deportation.

In immigration news: Judge calls executive action unconstitutional, GOP and immigration, the meaning of 'hapa,' more

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has issued an opinion that President Obama's recent executive action on immigration is unlawful. This and more.

OC school district to offer Calif.'s 1st Vietnamese-English immersion program

The Westminster School District is about 40 percent Vietnamese and will be the first in the state to launch the special program.

Challenges expected during executive action rollout

Millions could benefit from President Obama’s new immigration plan, but implementation will present challenges, according to a top federal immigration official.

In immigration news: Executive action backlash, feds want immigration lawsuit dismissed, border checkpoints, more

President Obama's recent executive order on immigration has already brought backlash from the right, but there's also pressure to do more from the left. This and more.

South Texas family lockup will be nation's largest

A former oil field workers' camp in rural South Texas is being converted into the nation's largest family immigration detention center.

Sony hack, 'Exodus' heighten calls for diversity in Hollywood

Top filmmakers and studio heads were accused of minimizing, ignoring, entertainers of color.

1,300 in LA seek help on immigration action

The Coalition for Humane Immigration Reform of Los Angeles told immigrants that they could start applying as early as February and to start getting documents in order.

In immigration news: Applying for immigration action, ICE lawsuit, diverse books, and more

The head of USCIS says immigrants can start applying for immigration action as early as February. Workshops on executive action crop up around the country. "We Need Diverse Books" campaign includes children's lit on immigration.

In immigration news: Latinos and executive action, more states join backlash lawsuit, immigrant fraud protection bill, more

A new poll from Gallup has a narrow majority of Latinos saying they approve President Obama's recent executive order on immigration. This and more.

In immigration news: Obama defends action, DMV prepares for license rush, more

The DMV is training 900 new employees in anticipation of a crush of applications in January, when immigrants without legal status may start applying for driver's licenses. This and more.

DMV trains 900 new hires to handle immigrant licensing surge

The agency must finish training employees before AB 60 takes effect next month, making driver's licenses available to Calif. residents, regardless of legal status.

In immigration news: Obama in Nashville, refugee program for children, more

President Obama talks up his immigration plan in Nashville, Tenn., which has one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations in the nation. This and more.