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LA nonprofits getting public-private funds to defend immigrants

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| Legal service providers will receive money from a controversial immigrant defense fund set up with contributions from local government and foundations.

SoCal lawyer admits running $50 million visa-fraud scam

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A Southern California attorney has pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering as part of a scheme authorities say collected more than $50 million from wealthy Chinese investors seeking green cards.

A looming showdown over DACA in Congress?

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The fate of almost 800,000 young immigrants under the DACA program remains unresolved. Now, the debate could tie up a spending bill needed to run the government.

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Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

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A federal judge has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

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The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

What the latest court ruling on Trump's travel ban means

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A federal appeals court panel ruled the government may deny admission to people from six majority-Muslim countries, but only if they lack ties to U.S. relatives.

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Trump travel ban allowed to take partial effect

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Travelers from six Muslim-majority nations may be temporarily barred entry into the United States if they don't have a close "bona fide relationship with a person or entity in this country."

Citizenship application backlog builds, wait times longer

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More than 708,000 U.S. citizenship applications are pending, with longer waits for applicants who are seeking to become citizens.

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