Immigration & Emerging Communities

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.

Budget fight could mean less money for port security

A possible Homeland Security shutdown could affect local agencies, including the ports.

In immigration news: Senate approves DHS funding bill, settlement may let some repatriated immigrants return, 110K AB 60 driver's licenses, more

The DMV says it has issued 110,000 driver's licenses to immigrants without legal status so far under the law known as AB 60. This and more.

Farmers fear legal status for workers would lead them off the farm

Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers worry that if those workers gain legal status, they will leave agriculture.

Spouses of skilled foreign workers can now get US jobs

A new immigration policy will let spouses of certain H-1B work visa holders apply for work permits starting in May.

In immigration news: Obama seeks emergency ruling on executive action, DHS funding, racially diverse emojis, more

The Obama administration is seeking an emergency court ruling that would let its immigration plan go forward pending an appeal. This and more.

How our parents' political behavior shapes ours

Research shows that politically engaged parents lead to politically engaged children. But parents' political influence takes different forms.