Immigration & Emerging Communities

For younger Cambodian Americans, a narrowing education gap

Cambodian immigrants have long struggled with an educational achievement gap, but this is changing as the second generation comes of age.

How Obama's new deportation program differs from old one

President Obama scrapped the Secure Communities program and vowed to replace it with something better, but immigration advocates say the details are scarce.

In immigration news: High-skilled worker visa debate, war criminals in the US, 'sanctuary cities,' more

A recent case in Florida highlights how suspected foreign war criminals have sought shelter in the US over the years. This and more.

Chinese immigrant granted license to practice law — after 125 years

The court granted Hong Yen Chang a license to practice law. The ruling reversed a 19th century decision denying a Chinese immigrant's application to practice law.

LAPD officer arrested at US-Mexico border for alleged smuggling

Border Patrol agents allegedly found a person hiding in the officer's car when they stopped him for questioning Saturday night, according to NBC-LA.

In immigration news: White House pushes court on executive action, LA cop arrested at border, tech diversity, more

If the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a Texas judge's order blocking executive action, the immigration plan could move forward sooner. This and more.

In immigration news: Feds ask court to lift block on executive action, evolution of Mexican migration, DACA recipients arrested, more

The federal government has asked an appeals court to allow President Obama's executive immigration order to move forward. This and more.

In immigration news: LA foreign 'student' scam, GOP immigrant tax fight, migrants maimed by train protest, more

Federal officials say operators of four LA-area trade schools took in as much as $6 million a year, enrolling foreign 'students' who did not attend. This and more.

Feds arrest 3 people in trade school immigration scheme

Defendants allegedly let foreign 'students' enroll for a fee, in exchange for student visa documents that would let them stay in the United States.

In immigration news: Less federal-local cooperation, bill aims to stop immigrant tax benefits, teen border guides held, more

Immigration officials say limits set by state and local governments on who cops can hold for deportation are creating problems for federal officers. This and more.

In immigration news: Executive action remains on hold, ICE arrests, smaller 'border surge' expected this year, more

The block on President Obama's executive immigration plan is to remain in place at least 10 more days, according to a federal judge's decision. This and more.

In immigration news: No reform prospects, 'venue shopping' in immigration lawsuit, camera in border bathroom, more

Even after battling over Homeland Security funding, lawmakers don't seem eager to take on immigration reform at the moment. This and more.

Why some immigrants with criminal convictions aren't deported

The case of Skid Row shooting subject Charly Leundeu Keunang shows there are exceptions, where the U.S. must keep immigrants guilty of serious crimes.

'Birthing houses' becoming commonplace, authorities say

The operations cater to foreign, pregnant women who want to deliver their babies in the U.S. to gain citizenship, police say.

In immigration news: DHS gets funding, ICE had tried to deport man shot in Skid Row, executive action deportation fears, more

Questions over the nationality of a homeless man recently shot by police in Los Angeles' Skid Row prevented US officials from deporting him in 2013. This and more.

In immigration news: DHS funding bill, ripple effect on local agencies, executive action and taxes, more

Ports and other local agencies rely on Homeland Security grants to pay for operations, including some port security. Grant money could be held up if the department isn't funded. This and more.