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Immigration case backlog hits record high

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| More than 500,000 cases are pending in federal immigration courts, the most ever recorded. Not enough judges and more Central America migration are contributing to the backlog.

Immigration agents target released criminal detainees

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Over 100 men and women were arrested this week in Southern California in an ongoing effort to deport those with criminal records.

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More restrictions sought for visa program popular with tech firms

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A San Diego County congressman wants to tighten requirements for H-1B visas that allow highly skilled foreigners to take jobs that companies say they can't fill with U.S. workers.

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Immigration debate stirred anew by SoCal parents addressing GOP convention

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Parents of young Southern Californians killed in encounters with unauthorized immigrants blamed illegal immigration for their deaths at the GOP convention Monday.

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Asylum seekers are learning to represent themselves

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With low-cost legal help in short supply, immigrants are taught to serve as their own lawyers, even while some question such support.

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Immigrants a largely invisible segment of LA's homeless population

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L.A. County's growing homeless population includes immigrants who came to the United States to earn a better living but have been squeezed by high rents and low pay.

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No permits, but some unauthorized California immigrants work legally

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Despite a Supreme Court ruling freezing President Obama's plan to grant work permits to certain unauthorized immigrants, some find they can work within the law.

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Muslims tout Ramadan charity work to combat Islamophobia

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SoCal Muslim groups always do charity work during the holy month of Ramadan. This year they called attention to it as a way to combat negative stereotypes.

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