Aaron Schrank|The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles held a special mass this weekend, in solidarity with the immigrant community. The 8th annual service took place Saturday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown L.A. But a group of Catholics from Orange County began a 3-day, 52-mile walking pilgrimage there Thursday morning.
When India gained independence from Great Britain in 1947 and split into Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan, caught-in-the-middle Kashmir chose to join India, under the condition that Kashmiris could keep governing themselves. Kashmir’s autonomy was enshrined in the Indian Constitution, until earlier this month, when the Indian government scrapped that provision.
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Pasadena on Wednesday in the Trump administration’s challenge of a lower court decision that last year blocked the government from ending Temporary Protected Status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants.
Over 40 vigils are being held this week – around Los Angeles and in cities across the country – in memory of the 22 people killed in the El Paso shooting last weekend. The vast majority of the victims were Latino.
There's been much speculation that a proposed Trump administration residency rule would push immigrant families to drop out of public health, nutrition and other programs out of fear. Enrollment data suggests that it may have played a role.
After losing in the Supreme Court, the government has started printing census forms without a citizenship question. But on Wednesday President Trump surprised his own administration by tweeting that he's not giving up the fight to include the question.