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Court: Asylum not automatic for former gang members

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| An appeals court panel on Wednesday upheld federal immigration standards that exclude former gang members from automatically qualifying for protection.

Supreme Court takes up immigrant detention without bond hearing

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The legal issue before the court tests whether people who are detained for more than six months have a right to a bond hearing.

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Mosques ask congregations to be vigilant after threatening letters

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After a handful of local mosques received the letters, local Islamic leaders are telling their congregations to go about their business — but to be wary and contact police if needed.

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LA officials float a plan to legalize street vending

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Under the proposal, street vendors who follow the rules wouldn't face misdemeanor charges as they do now.

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LA supervisors back quicker response to hate crimes

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The motion from Supervisor Hilda Solis was unanimously approved Tuesday; it calls for swift action after several suspected hate crimes in Los Angeles County are reported in the wake of the general election.

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Renewed support for Muslim registry called 'abhorrent'

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Two backers of President-elect Donald Trump invoke ignominious and discredited ideas in support of Muslim registration.

LA council to consider immigrant advocate in wake of Trump win

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Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson is seeking an immigrant advocate to help the city navigate a Donald Trump presidency and protect its federal funding.

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Immigrants who applied for citizenship before election take oath

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But it's too early to tell what impact Donald Trump's election as president will have on would-be applicants seeking to become U.S. citizens.

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