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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

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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

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

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Latest approach to ticketing tripping up some LA street vendors

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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

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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

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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

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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

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