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Shutdown worsened situation in backlogged immigration courts

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| While the Trump administration wants to speed up deportations, the government shutdown had the opposite effect, forcing the cancellation of thousands of hearings.

Immigration hearings resume after government shutdown

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Immigration courts reopened Monday after a five-week government shutdown, during which thousands of hearings were postponed.

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California teen leads lawsuit to keep hundreds of thousands of immigrants in U.S.

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A California teen has become an outspoken advocate to preserve Temporary Protected Status, becoming the lead plaintiff in a landmark class-action lawsuit.

Fears stir in Vietnamese community over refugee deportations

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Community advocates say the Trump administration may be negotiating with Vietnam to take back thousands of refugees who came to the U.S. decades ago.

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Can anything fix the immigration court backlog?

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The backlog of pending cases in immigration court nationally and in Los Angeles has spiked by nearly 50 percent since the start of fiscal year 2017.

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Street vending to be legal in most of LA, but not everywhere

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Certain no-vending zones have been designated, and vendors who've long done business in these areas say they're disappointed.

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Los Angeles finally adopts plan to legalize street vending

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After years of debate, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to legalize street vending, allowing vendors to get permits to operate.

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Los Angeles groups make plans to aid asylum seekers

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In the Los Angeles area, groups serving Central American immigrants are working with legal advocates to plan how to help any asylum seekers.

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