Immigration & Emerging Communities

US: Work permits issued after immigration action delayed

The U.S. government says it "erroneously" awarded three-year work permits to 2,000 people under President Obama's immigration action after a judge had put the plan on hold.

Airplane cabin cleaners sue over English-only rule

The lawsuit alleges that a Gate Gourmet manager barred workers from speaking Spanish after the company landed a contract to clean Delta Air Lines planes at LAX.

A look at where the 2016 hopefuls stand on immigration

Immigration is a big issue during presidential campaigns. Here's a glimpse at where Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and other candidates stand.

New play 'UAC ETA TBD' digs into youth migration crisis

“Unaccompanied Alien Children, Estimated Time of Arrival, To Be Determined” considers the current youth migration crisis by pulling facts straight from the news.

Cambodians in Long Beach mark genocide: 'These are the survivors'

The Vietnam War also spilled over into Cambodia. Today, a community in Long Beach comes to terms with the tragedy that sent thousands fleeing.

Community groups take conservation message to immigrant enclaves

Groups that serve diverse immigrant groups are part of a DWP grant program that does outreach on water conservation.

A new Little Saigon emerges as food, cultural scene evolves

Second-generation Vietnamese-Americans are bringing new flavor to Orange County community.

Commission focuses on issues undocumented Asian Americans face

The there are around 400,000 undocumented Asian Americans in California that need help accessing services, says commissioner Karthick Ramakrishnan.

New housing development near Mariachi Plaza worries locals

Boyle Heights residents halted the MTA's plan to develop the historic plaza, but an apartment building slipped under their radar, and will soon break ground nearby.

New generations of Armenian-Americans still passionate about recognizing genocide

As the genocide's 100th anniversary approaches, the memory of the killings in 1915 is still vivid for Armenian-Americans whose ancestors survived generations ago.

Why some foreign-born offenders aren't deported after serving time

The practice of allowing immigrants with criminal records to stay in the U.S. has faced growing scrutiny.

White House criticizes ruling on Obama's immigration action

Under a federal judge's ruling, the Obama administration is temporarily barred from implementing policies that would allow as many as five million people in the U.S. illegally to remain.

Democrats push to extend health, legal rights to immigrants

Democrats who control the governor's office and both chambers of the Legislature have said they want to find ways for immigrants to come out of the state's economic shadows.

Nearly 500K undocumented Californians apply for driver's license

The bill, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in 2013, allows any California resident to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status

Multi-American blog says goodbye, and thanks

Thanks to the readers who helped make the blog a success. You'll find new stories on KPCC's main site, and vintage posts in our digital archives.

Street vendors ask law enforcement to ease up on citations

The L.A. city council remains stalled on a set of regulations to legalize street vending. Venders, meanwhile, ask police to limit who they cite.