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LA day laborers recognized on first 'Dia del Jornalero'

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| Last month, the City Council declared May 3 "El Dia del Jornalero," the day of the day laborer. We talked to workers at a nonprofit day labor center near downtown.

Lawsuit seeks to stop transfer of immigrant detainees from OC jails

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The ACLU is suing to stop immigration officials from transferring detained immigrants out of Orange County jails. The lawsuit follows an announcement in late March by the county, which said it will end its contract to house detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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LA street vendors can sell legally now, but costs are a worry

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Some street vendors who cheered the City Council's move to legalize sidewalk sales back in November are now worried about whether they'll be able to afford the cost of operating legally. Others are upset about having to leave the no-vending zones the city created, including the busy Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Nipsey Hussle's murder rattles LA's tight-knit Eritrean community

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The murder last month of L.A. rapper, entrepreneur and community activist Nipsey Hussle focused attention on a small but tight-knit community of East African immigrants: Eritreans, who have lived in Southern California for decades.

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Adelanto pulling out of detention contracts, but ICE facility there may grow

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The high desert city of Adelanto has decided to cancel its contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Geo Group, the company that operates a large immigrant detention center there.

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Hate groups try for mainstream appeal as they recruit in SoCal

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White supremacist propaganda has been showing up at an alarming rate throughout Southern California and around the country. It's been found on local college campuses, high schools, and in local communities. Experts say one reason is because some hate groups are eager to recruit new members.

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With Census 2020 a year away, officials worry about an undercount

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Los Angeles county and city officials talked up the 2020 Census at a downtown L.A. rally on Monday, a year ahead of when the decennial count is set to take place. They’re trying to spread the word that an accurate count is critical because census data helps determine how many federal dollars go toward things like public health services and public schools.

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Orange County plans to stop housing ICE detainees

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Orange County has announced that it will stop housing detainees from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to free up more space for inmates requiring mental health services.

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