Immigration & Emerging Communities

In immigration news: LA joins citizenship initiative, Border Patrol body cameras, an ISIS fact check, more

Los Angeles is participating in a “Cities for Citizenship" project, with $1.1 billion in funding from corporate partner Citigroup. This and more.

LA joins NYC, Chicago in push to naturalize permanent residents

A new campaign encourages LA's estimated 390,000 legal permanent residents to seek citizenship.

In immigration news: Migrant child trauma, fewer border deaths, workplace exploitation

Migrant children face continuing trauma as young adults. Border Patrol reports fewer migrant deaths despite increased illegal crossings. Researchers say immigrant women are more vulnerable to workplace exploitation.

For migrant kids, past traumas are hard to escape — and early intervention is key

Mental health providers and school officials say it's important to reach recently-arrived child migrants from Central America, many of whom witnessed violence back home and along the way.

Growing up Nisei: The social clubs of Japanese-American girls

Thousands of second-generation Japanese-American girls joined L.A.-area clubs in the 1930s to play sports, do community service and, unofficially, meet boys.

Mexican crackdown slows Central American immigration to US

Under pressure from the United States, Mexico has begun arresting and deporting tens of thousands of Central Americans long before they reach the U.S. border.

In immigration news: Deportations down, church sanctuaries, migrant influx at schools

Deportations have been down over the last year. Churches offering up sanctuary to immigrants. Schools across the country struggle with influx of migrant children.

Coachella Valley High settles on new 'Mighty Arabs' mascot

The high school has officially replaced a controversial 'Arab' caricature that offended Arab-Americans.

Reports of anti-South Asian bias, violence higher in California

A civil rights group found that hostilities against South Asians, as well as Arabs and Muslims, were higher in California and New York.

In immigration news: Reform on backburner, Latinos sour on Obama, midterm elections

Poll shows diminishing support for immigration reform. Latino voters less fond of Obama performance. Colorado Democrats may struggle in midterm elections.

Activists regroup after Obama postpones immigration action

Activists say they will focus on strengthening Latino electoral might and pressuring Obama to take broad executive action.

US Border Patrol apprehending fewer Central Americans

Increased Mexican patrols along that country's southern border may be one factor in the drop in numbers seen by the U.S. Some migrants appear to be giving up and staying in southern Mexico.

Chinese home builders cross over into SoCal

Landsea Group said it's investing $1 billion in the U.S. housing market. In California, it is building a community for nearly 200 households in Simi Valley.

Little Tokyo workers join growing numbers claiming 'wage theft'

Thirteen workers at a Little Tokyo restaurant have filed claims with the state that they've been cheated out of wages.

Unauthorized immigrants: Staying longer, raising families, and part of the economy

Two new reports suggest that while there are fewer immigrants in the US illegally than before the recession, more have stayed long-term - and make up a sizeable chunk of the state's workforce.

In immigration news: Executive order in question, license lawsuit, Latino voters

White House admits executive order might be delayed. Fight in Nebraska over granting driver's licenses to DACA recipients. Presidential prospects court Latino voters.