Immigration & Emerging Communities

County supervisors push immigration task force

Three LA County supervisors want to create a task force to help implement President Obama's immigration plan, which is temporarily on hold. A vote is expected today.

Justice Department appeals ruling blocking Obama's immigration plan

The Department of Justice filing says the a federal judge lacked authority to issue an injunction on President Obama's executive action on immigration.

In immigration news: Courts in crisis, LA County to weigh executive action task force, Iñárritu's Oscars speech, more

Mexican director and screenwriter Alejandro González Iñárritu gives a shout-out to countrymen and Mexican immigrants in the U.S. during his Oscars speech. This and more.

For TSA officers, Congress' inaction on funding could hit home

If Congress doesn't fund the Department of Homeland Security this week, most DHS employees will likely be ordered to stay on the job — without a paycheck.

Immigration courts 'operating in crisis mode,' judges say

Immigration courts are jammed with asylum cases of 60,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the border last year. There are 429,000 cases pending and only 223 judges.

In immigration news: Executive action appeal could take time, immigrants go back to shadows, more

Because an appeal could take time, advocates are asking the Obama administration to seek an emergency order that would still let immigrants apply for temporary legal status. This and more.

In immigration news: Executive action in limbo, Lunar New Year, California issues nearly 60,000 AB 60 licenses, more

The California DMV issued 59,000 driver’s licenses in January to immigrants in the U.S. illegally who applied under the law known as AB 60. This and more.

Next generation of Vietnamese Americans lead Tet Parade in OC

A younger generation of Vietnamese Americans will take the lead on a long standing tradition in Little Saigon — the Tet Parade.

Children of Chinese immigrants juggle New Year superstitions

Second and third-generation Chinese and Vietnamese-Americans don't necessarily believe traditional Lunar New Year superstitions. But they couldn't hurt...

California issues 59,000 driver's licenses to immigrants

Overall, a total of about 236,000 immigrants in the country illegally began the application process during January, the state Department of Motor Vehicles said in a statement.

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.