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LAX border agents asked detainees to sign away US residency, attorneys say

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| Attorneys for people held under President Trump's immigration ban at LAX say border agents tried to get the detainees to abandon their legal residency status.

ACLU wins release of LAX detainees, but says others still held

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An unknown number of people still have not been released by border agents at LAX, attorneys say, as President Trump's immigration order is enforced.

Judge halts Trump immigration order after detentions at airports like LAX

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The federal court decision follows a petition filed by ACLU on behalf of people from seven predominantly Muslim nations detained at airports across the country, including LAX.

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Trump calls for new limits, tougher vetting procedures for immigrants

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President Donald Trump's executive order is aimed at screening out "radical Islamic terrorists" and temporarily limiting refugees, including those bound for California.

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Sanctuary cities take calculated risks as Trump moves in

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More local cities have adopted so-called sanctuary policies that are immigrant-friendly. But the new administration could pull federal funding from such cities.

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Obama administration ends refugee policy that favored Cubans

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The so-called wet foot, dry foot policy let Cuban migrants stay if they arrived on U.S. shores but not if they were intercepted at sea. Now they face the same rules as people from other countries.

LA County votes to set up its own immigrant affairs office

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The multilingual office would coordinate and streamline access to services for immigrants, county officials say.

Pre-Trump deportation fears give immigrant advocates a boost

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Nationwide, officials have vowed to defy President-elect Trump should he try to deport immigrants. Some advocates wish they'd stood up sooner.

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