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LA's plan for immigrant legal aid in the Trump era

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| L.A. officials say they are working with private foundations to set up a $10 million fund to provide lawyers to immigrants facing deportation, as other municipalities take similar steps after Trump's election.

Crisis in Aleppo hitting close to home for some in SoCal

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As war refugees flee the Syrian city of Aleppo, Syrians living in California look for ways to help those seeking safety from the violence.

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LA County to consider funding legal help for undocumented immigrants

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Los Angeles County supervisors are set to vote next Tuesday on a motion to earmark an initial $1 million to help unauthorized immigrants fight deportation in court.

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SoCal students seek to testify in affirmative action case

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Two students and Advancing Justice LA support Harvard University in an affirmative action lawsuit that highlights a divide in the Asian community.

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Street vendor plan pushes ahead

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A plan to regulate street vendors and limit their number on each block goes to the City Council for approval in concept. A final vote isn't expected until spring.

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State vows to block feds' access to data on deportable immigrants

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State agencies hold personal data on hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. illegally. Political leaders vow not to turn it over to the Trump administration.

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Santa Ana declares itself 'sanctuary city,' but what does that mean?

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A complicating factor in the potential showdown between Trump's administration and so-called sanctuary cities: There's no legal definition of what a sanctuary city is.

Foreign workers worry about restricted visas under Trump

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The H-1B visa program allows tens of thousands of foreigners to work in the U.S. annually, most from Asia. President-elect Donald Trump says it hurts U.S. workers.

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