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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.

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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Will Trump take on the controversial EB-5 visa program?

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EB-5 gives foreigners who invest in U.S. businesses a visa and a chance at permanent legal status. It has benefited some Trump-branded projects.

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Street vendors push for legalization as county cracks down

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As the city council moves towards legalization, there are no immediate plans to do so in unincorporated parts of the L.A. County.

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LA's busy immigration courts could swell under Trump

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The nation's busy immigration courts – already burdened by an unprecedented backlog of half a million cases – could strain even more if a Trump administration steps up deportations as promised.

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