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Los Angeles could get more immigration judges

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| Plans are still being finalized, but Los Angeles could see additional immigration court judges as the Trump administration pushes for more deportations.

With immigration crackdown, some go into hiding

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As the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement, many unauthorized immigrants are laying low. Meantime, churches create sanctuaries — just in case.

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CA's top judge asks ICE to stop 'stalking' courthouses

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California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote to the Trump administration Thursday, asking that federal agents stop arresting immigrants at state courthouses.

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Legal scholars to Trump: White House can't legally defund 'sanctuary cities'

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Nearly 300 law professors have signed a letter that asserts President Trump's threat to pull federal funding from so-called 'sanctuary cities' is unconstitutional. Not everyone agrees.

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At LAX, attorneys prepare before new travel ban takes effect

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President Trump's revised travel ban gets implemented on March 16, but legal advocates make themselves available early at LAX.

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The future of immigrant investor program EB-5

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The Department of Homeland Security is proposing tightening the controversial EB-5 program that allows wealthy immigrants to gain legal residency by making investments that create jobs.

5 questions: How a merit-based immigration system would work

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President Trump proposed a merit-based immigration system in his speech Tuesday to Congress. How might it impact immigration and the economy in Southern California?

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Lawyers get ready for Trump's revised travel ban

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Legal advocates are preparing to set up shop at LAX in anticipation of a new, revised executive order affecting travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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