Immigration & Emerging Communities

3 years after DACA, young immigrants see change, uncertainty

Three years ago this week, the U.S. began granting temporary deportation relief to young undocumented migrants. We look at what's changed.

Sheriff's Department asks for more time to fine-tune immigration program

Sheriff's officials have asked for more time to report back to county supervisors on how much or little they'll cooperate with feds on detaining people for deportation.

Chinese investors sue LA investment firm for misusing money

Luca International Group had an office in the San Gabriel Valley. Among Luca's investors were hopeful immigrants who were investing money through the federal EB 5 visa program.

How driver's licenses are helping immigrant women find work

In California, immigrants without legal status can get driver's licenses. That's putting more immigrant women behind the wheel and into the workforce.

New Huntington Park commissioners don't have legal status

The city appointed two residents to serve on local commissions. A city official says both are longtime volunteers, but have been unable to obtain legal status.

As we cross our fingers for El Niño, Peru braces for floods

The rains would bring relief to Southern California. But Peruvians who live here are worried for family back home. Peru has already declared a state of emergency.

El Monte sweatshop slavery case still resonates 20 years later

Dozens of Thai migrants were held captive in sweatshops. The case is considered a landmark that influenced immigration and labor policies.

Once outlaws, Young Lords find a museum home

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.

Judge rules US violates agreement in detaining immigrant kids

A federal judge ruled the U.S. Department of Justice's current system of detaining children with their moms after they've crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violates a court settlement.

House to take up bill blocking money for 'sanctuary cities'

The move follows the shooting death of a woman in San Francisco this month, allegedly by an immigrant with a criminal record and without legal status.

Keeping the Korean love for hiking alive — in Los Angeles

The hard-core love for hiking mountains is now a tradition that's being kept alive by the Korean-American community in Los Angeles.

Most new California licenses go to drivers in US illegally

California officials say more than half of new drivers' licenses issued in the state this year have gone to people who are in the country illegally.

A rare North Korean in Los Angeles just wants to blend in

Meet "Elise Park," one of the tiny but growing population of North Koreans living in Los Angeles.

Debate over immigration program heats up after San Francisco shooting

A new federal program seeks to deport immigrants only if they are convicted of crimes, but the plan is drawing heat from both sides of the immigration debate.

In LA's 'Tehrangeles,' mixed feelings about proposed US-Iran accord

Many are cautiously optimistic about easing sanctions, but say they don't trust the Iranian government.

Many immigrants re-arrested after detainers declined, report finds

Many jurisdictions have stopped honoring so-called immigration detainers, saying they can't hold arrestees without probable cause.