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DOJ private prison phase-out doesn't affect immigrant detention, but a California bill could

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| A state bill that would bar California cities and counties from contracting with private prisons for immigrant detention is set for a vote next week.

Pacific Islanders uprooting for cheaper, safer inland communities

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More affordable housing has helped draw Pacific Islanders to the Inland Empire, away from areas closer to the coast where gang violence has caused some to leave.

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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.

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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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