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Lawyer groups criticize DOJ fixes for immigration courts

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| Immigration attorneys say the Trump administration is ignoring a 2017 federal report that calls for improvements to the immigration court system.

What you need to know about refugees entries

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Since taking office, President Trump has dramatically cut refugee admissions. In one of the latest developments, Iranian refugees who were stranded in Austria en route to the U.S. are suing.

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ACLU sues Los Alamitos over anti-sanctuary ordinance

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The tiny Orange County city has become the epicenter of the three-way fight over immigration among local, state and federal officials.

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LA street vending moves ahead. Here's what you need to know

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The move to legalize vendors, more than four years in the making, got City Council approval. It does not include a controversial provision that would have given nearby brick-and-mortar business owners the power to veto vendor licenses.

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Gorsuch sides with liberals as Supreme Court strikes down 'vague' part of immigration law

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The decision is a loss for President Donald Trump's administration, which has emphasized stricter enforcement of immigration law.

Los Alamitos upholds ordinance blocking state sanctuary law

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The tiny OC city is leading the local movement against the California Values Act, which limits law enforcement cooperation with immigration officials.

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This LA way station for WWII detainees gets a historical marker 76 years after closing

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More than 2,000 immigrants, mostly Japanese but also Italian and German, were held there before many were sent to internment camps during WWII. Advocates for the designation want the historic monument to eventually extend into an oak grove, where the buildings actually stood.

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Immigration judge orders release of street vendor who became rallying point

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A street vendor arrested in San Bernardino County for selling corn without a license now faces deportation. She was held for six months before an immigration judge ordered her release on $1,500 bail.

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