Immigration & Emerging Communities

Immigrant children given adult dose of hepatitis A vaccine

The vaccines were administered this week, but none of the children have been hospitalized or had any adverse reactions, ICE officials said Saturday.

A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

Many of the children who arrived from Central America still have cases churning through the immigration courts and don't know what the outcome will be.

Enforcing local minimum wage in 'epicenter' of wage theft

Wage theft is common in some local industries - and hard to root out. Los Angeles will have to start it's own unit if if wants to enforce it's higher minimum wage.

Immigration detention center expands in Southern California

Authorities are expanding a detention facility to get more bed space for women with criminal records, immigrants with medical needs and other detainees.

DMV expands documents accepted for immigrant driver license

California has expanded the list of identity documents that immigrants in the country illegally can use to apply for a driver's license.

Boyle Heights: 'As American as we want and as Mexican as we want'

Children and grandchildren of Mexican immigrants are opening funky new stores in Boyle Heights. They see the changes not as gentrification, but rather evolution.

35 California counties extend health care to immigrants

A group of 35 California counties have agreed to provide basic health care to people who are in the United States illegally.

Feds call for end of long-term detention of migrant families

Federal officials plan to end the long-term detention of hundreds of migrant families who are being held mainly at two large facilities in Texas after illegally entering the country.

Woman says she miscarried after being shackled in immigration facility

In May, Monserrat Ruiz was given a pregnancy test after arriving at a detention facility in Bakersfield yet was shackled — against policy — on a trip to the hospital, according to the ACLU.

1 dead as suspected smuggling boat, US vessel collide

A boat packed with migrants suspected of trying to enter the U.S. illegally collided with an American border vessel off California's coast.

Thousands brace for deportations in Dominican Republic

Thousands of people are preparing for deportation after failing to obtain legal residency as part of a government program to crack down on migrants.

Mexico deports more Central Americans than the US

Mexico apprehended 92,889 Central Americans between October and April last year. In the same period, the US apprehended 70,226 listed as "other than Mexican" migrants.

California on cusp of offering young immigrants health care

California is close to becoming the largest state to extend state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally.

How cities around LA have legalized street vending

Leaders in L.A. have long considered legalizing street vending but have yet to pass an ordinance. Pasadena and Santa Ana have had limited policies for years.

High court says immigration deadlines can be extended

The justices ruled Monday in favor of Noel Reyes Mata, a Mexican citizen who had lived in the United States for nearly 15 years.

Immigrant drivers find new freedom with licenses

Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally say getting a California driver's license under a new program this year has helped them on the roads — and off.