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Immigrant investor program fees could rise

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| Proposed federal fee increases would more than double the cost of a petition for an immigrant entrepreneur under the EB-5 visa program.

A small LA theater encourages immigrants to act out


A Spanish-language acting workshop and theater near downtown Los Angeles draws immigrants with a passion for acting.

Elderly Korean, Cambodian-Americans more likely poor in LA County


AARP and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles release a report that examines the status of older Asians by ethnic group.


Latest approach to ticketing tripping up some LA street vendors


Advocates say a recently implemented city administrative citation program impacting street vendors is leading to confusion, financial problems, and due-process issues for those cited.

California bill targets cities' profit-making immigrant detention contracts


Cities and counties contracting with private companies for immigrant detention centers could be stopped under a California state bill.

Need to renew your passport? Don't procrastinate


Federal officials are expecting a crush of renewal applications nearly a decade after tighter passport rules kicked in.

Grapes, black-eyed peas and soba on LA's New Year menu


In Southern California's diverse enclaves, people are ringing in 2016 with traditional feasts, some of which promise good luck for the coming year.

Churches may give migrants sanctuary from deportation


Federal officials have not confirmed reports that mass raids and deportations are coming, but some churches are already making contingency plans to house migrants.