Immigration & Emerging Communities

Fear, shame prevent undocumented Asian immigrants from finding legal help

Many illegal immigrants are coming from Asia, and some them say it's hard to be open about their status, which causes problems when it comes to seeking help.

Most Asian immigrants bypass deportation help

An estimated 1.3 million Asians are in the country illegally, but most are not applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

In immigration news: Executive action, GOP political dilemma, migrant children and trauma

How far can the President go on executive actions? Why would he make a move before the mid-term elections?

Trauma plagues many immigrant kids in U.S. illegally

Social service agencies and nonprofits are scrambling to figure out what they need to do to help the thousands of immigrant children who have come to the U.S. in recent months.

In immigration news: Influx of migrant children eases, court backlog continues

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows 70 percent of Americans think immigrants in the country threaten its culture, economy. Immigration courts deal with bottleneck of migrant children's cases. States offer to house these children as they are placed with sponsors.

Khmer Rouge verdicts offers bittersweet relief to SoCal Cambodians

The only two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime left to stand trial were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. They still face a separate trial on charges of genocide.

In immigration news: Jeh Johnson's summer, Rand Paul and 'Dreamers,' visa limits, and more

Homeland Security Chief Steps Into Immigration Divide. Rand Paul denies fleeing 'Dreamers.' High-tech firms seek to lift visa limits.

In immigration news: Steve King confronted, temporary shelters to close, the Latino vote, more

A woman with deferred deportation status confronts conservative Congressman Steve King. Three large temporary shelters to deal with the border surge are closing. What the Latino vote means in the mid-term elections.

In immigration news: GOP's next steps, Mexico pressed to tighten border, cash for legal status

How will the GOP act on immigration as the mid-term elections approach. Mexico is pressed to tighten border, as US deals with influx of Central American migrants. A former immigration officer is convicted for taking cash bribes in exchange for granting legal status.

Santa Ana immigration officer convicted of taking bribes

A former immigration officer who worked in Santa Ana was convicted Friday of taking bribes from immigrants in exchange for granting immigrants temporary legal status.

USC Chinese students demand more security after fatal attack

USC largest Chinese student group writes open letter to school president and posts messages of anger, disappointment and trepidation.

House OKs bill for crisis on US-Mexico border

The House has approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

In immigration news: GOP's border vote; protesters focus on White House, illness at detention centers

GOP conservatives say they'll take a border vote. Giving up on Congress, protesters focus on White House. Reports of illness at detention centers for migrant children.

Immigration issue produces congressional disarray

Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, a conservative revolt forced the speaker to pull his bill from the floor.

Local Cambodians give testimony, await Khmer Rouge verdict

Nearly 200 Cambodians who survived Khmer Rouge rule and are now living in the U.S. submitted written testimony to assist prosecutors in the U.N.-backed tribunal.

Meet some of the kids of the migrant crisis

Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid climbing levels of gang violence, extortion and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their families.