Immigration & Emerging Communities

In immigration news: Executive action, 'fugitive operations,' driver's licenses, more

GOP warns Obama against unilateral action,while immigrants are counting on it.

Typhoon Haiyan: Filipino-Americans keep up relief efforts, 1 year later

Southern California's Filipino-American community, the country's largest, continues to raise funds and plan relief missions for Haiyan survivors

In immigration news: GOP leaders warn Obama on executive action, Latino and Asian voters in the midterms, more

House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican leaders are warning President Obama of consequences if Obama takes solo action on immigration. This and more.

OC Republican victories impact Democratic supermajority

Election wins by candidates Janet Nguyen and Young Kim reverberate in the state Capitol, and may mark a shift in the GOP's relationship with Asian-Americans.

In immigration news: An 'amnesty' fact check, Latino and Asian American voters, immigration in a GOP Senate, more

Has President Obama promised 'amnesty' after the election to 11 million immigrants without legal status? No, he hasn't. This and more.

Hollaback video calls out catcallers, but cuts out white men

In the video, most of the men who street-harass, who catcall, yell sand follow the woman are black and Latino. Noticeably absent from the video? White men.

At LA's immigration courts, youth face critical steps with or without an attorney

Some children are the first to enter the immigration court system under a new, expedited program that requires them to have a court hearing within 21 days of their initial filing.

Asian-American voter engagement on the upswing in California

A new report suggests civic engagement among the nation's fastest growing racial group, Asian-Americans, is steadily improving.

In immigration news: Dems' Latino support slips, activists push executive action, tapping Asian American voters, more

A new poll shows Latino voters disappointed over President Obama's handling of immigration. This and more.

Old con resurfaces in LA: 'Chinese blessing' scam targets the elderly

Investigators say Chinese criminals on tourist visas exploit elderly, superstitious women. Here's how the scam works and how to avoid being a victim.

In immigration news: Ariz. town works for ICE, church sanctuaries, TV's families of color, more

An Arizona town will manage the largest detention center being built in South Texas. A Mexican man facing deportation stays at a Denver church. Are there more families of color on TV?

In immigration news: Napolitano backs executive action, Latino voters and the midterms, LA's Thai Town, more

Former Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano says she supports the idea of President Obama taking action on immigration. This and more.

LA’s Thai Town, only one in US, turns 15

Thai immigrants started settling around neighborhood half a century ago, drawn by Hollywood.

In immigration news: Fewer border deaths, Ebola-related discrimination, military program on hold, more

Reported border-crossing deaths are at their lowest point in 15 years, in part as more Central American migrants crossing through Texas have been presenting themselves to authorities, seeking asylum. This and more.

Gang tensions upset LA’s Pacific Islander community

Community leaders and police are trying to quash rumors of a Samoan-Tongan gang war.Two shooting incidents and social media speculation have heightened the conflict.

Newly naturalized citizens get to vote right away

Voting officials register new U.S. citizens right after the naturalization ceremony. While everyone else had to register by Monday, the newly naturalized are excepted.