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California toughens stance, says employers must protect workers from wildfire smoke

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| Last week KPCC reported on an earlier advisory that said employers need only "consider" taking steps to protect farmworkers exposed to smoke from the Thomas fire.

Court gives detained Cambodians temporary reprieve from deportation

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A federal judge in L.A. temporarily blocks the deportation of Cambodian immigrants recently detained by immigration. They are under deportation orders for past crimes.

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SoCal service agencies cut back as refugee numbers dwindle

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As the number of refugees allowed to enter the U.S. drops during President Trump's administration, some service agencies have suspended their resettlement programs.

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Federal investigation finds 'significant issues' at immigrant detention centers

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An inspector general's report says immigrant detainees' rights, health and safety are compromised in four facilities. In response, ICE agrees to strengthen oversight and improve conditions.

Farm worker in wildfire conditions: 'It was full of smoke'

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Some growers took steps to protect farm workers during the Thomas Fire, but others were slower to do so. One congresswoman calls for tougher regulations during wildfires.

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Unprotected farm workers toiled in fields during Thomas Fire

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Advocates for the field hands say the employees worked in smoky conditions without protective masks, which are not explicitly required under state labor safety rules.

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What the Supreme Court travel ban decision means for SoCal

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President Trump’s revised travel ban goes forward for now, as legal challenges continue.

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Arrests for illegal border crossings hit 46-year low

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Under the Trump presidency, there's been a dramatic shift in arrests of undocumented immigrants from the Southwest border to the interior of the nation.