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LA City Council approves $2M for immigrant defense fund

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| The council voted 11-1 Friday to contribute the money to the L.A. Justice Fund to cover legal services for immigrants fighting deportation.

Lincoln Heights father fighting deportation wins one victory

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A judge set aside a 1998 misdemeanor conviction against Romulo Avelica Gonzalez, who immigration agents arrested after he dropped off a daughter at school.

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LA County approves funding to fight deportations

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Los Angeles County supervisors voted 4-1 to contribute $3 million over the next two years to a fund that will combine county, city, and philanthropic money to cover legal costs for immigrants facing deportation. But those convicted of violent felonies will be excluded from the county money.

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Trump administration lets DACA stand for now

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The Trump administration says it won’t shut down the program that allows young immigrants to live and work temporarily in the U.S., but its future is unclear.

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California moves to bar local government from immigrant detention contracts

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Existing agreements to provide detention space would stand under the measure, but local governments would be unable to expand contracts to add more beds.

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This woman makes life in SoCal easier for refugees

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Miry’s List, a nonprofit that delivers supplies and social support to recently arrived families from the Middle East, was honored by the LA City Council.

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6 immigrants end hunger strike at Adelanto detention center

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The men, who had refused meals at the Adelanto facility, have begun eating again. Supporters say they are protesting what they call poor living conditions.

Another federal appeals court says Trump's travel ban should remain on hold

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The 9th Circuit largely upheld an injunction that blocks key portions of the president's travel ban from going into effect. The decision comes weeks after a similar opinion from the 4th Circuit.