Immigration & Emerging Communities

In immigration news: The executive action ruling, immigrants told to keep preparing, Homeland Security funding, more

The federal judge's ruling that has put President Obama's immigration plan on hold is based on administrative law, not constitutional law. This and more.

Chinese New Year gifts still stuck at the ports

The LA port crisis has left shops in Chinatown with merchandise stuck on the docks while people are stocking up for Lunar New Year.

White House puts immigration plans on hold, promises appeal

Tens of thousands of immigrants in line to begin applying Wednesday for work permits and deportation stays have had to cancel their plans, at least temporarily.

In immigration news: Judge's ruling blocks executive action, Homeland Security funding battle, new refugee policy, more

A federal judge in Texas has issued a ruling temporarily blocking President Obama's executive immigration order; the administration plans to appeal. This and more.

Republicans say Obama giving immigrants 'amnesty bonuses'

Under President Obama's new immigration plan, many immigrants living in the U.S. illegally will now be able to claim up to four years' worth of tax credits.

In immigration news: Anti-executive action lawsuit, LA libraries to help immigrants, border security and the DHS funding battle, more

A federal judge in Texas is soon expected to rule on a lawsuit filed by 26 states to stop President Obama's immigration order. This and more.

LA libraries want to help applicants with immigration plan

LA public libraries are ready to become 'information centers' for immigrants seeking temporary legal status. It's part of a nationwide effort by cities.

In immigration news: Capitol sit-ins, a not-so-diverse LA City Council, immigrant driver's licenses, more

Los Angeles is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, but this isn't represented in its elected leadership. This and more.

Election 2015: In a diverse city, a not-so-diverse City Council

Out of 15 City Council members, 14 are men. Only four Latinos hold council seats, and there are no Asian-Americans.

For some childhood arrivals, a long wait for legal status

Some immigrants who have been here for more than 20 years will soon be eligible for relief because they arrived in the U.S. as minors. The wait has been painful.

In immigration news: DHS funding battle, executive action rollout, Cubans fear deportation for crimes, more

The battle over Homeland Security funding in Congress includes some costly demands from lawmakers. This and more.

In immigration news: No legislative overhaul in sight, Homeland Security funding battle, more

Homeland Secretary chief Jeh Johnson calls on lawmakers to stop tying his agency's budget to executive action. This and more.

In immigration news: Health enrollment hurdles, Arab Americans and the census, immigration scams, more

Immigrants who must prove their identity and legal status still face complications enrolling in health insurance exchanges. This and more.

Should the US census count Arab Americans differently?

The U.S. is considering a new category for Arab Americans. Most identify as 'white' on census forms. But younger activists say it's time to be counted properly.

In immigration news: Homeland Security funding battle, Obama's veto threat, measles enter the immigration debate, more

President Obama says he'll veto any legislation that tries to undo his executive immigration order. This and more.

In immigration news: Senate Democrats block anti-executive action bill, 'Fresh Off the Boat' star speaks, more

Senate Democrats voted Tuesday to block a GOP-backed measure that would fund Homeland Security on the condition that executive action be restricted. This and more.