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In 2015, deportations reached lowest level since 2006

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| According to the latest data from the Department of Homeland Security, 235,413 people were deported from the United States. That is the lowest number recorded by the Obama administration.

How did Santa get hooked on cookies and milk?

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Turns out the tradition of leaving cookies and milk for Santa hasn't left much of a trail of crumbs to trace through history. But it might start with the early cookies of 13th-century Europe.

Fear has some Muslim women deciding whether to wear hijab

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Local women are talking about keeping their headscarves on, taking them off, or in some cases, putting them on for the first time.

Face and eye scanning now at the US–Mexico border

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Starting this week, the U.S. government will begin taking scans of the faces and eyes of all foreigners entering the country on foot at San Diego's Otay Mesa.

SoCal's Muslim community geographically, ethnically diverse

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Southern California's Muslim community is small but diverse, spanning every county in the region and encompassing several ethnic and national backgrounds.

Cops say vandalism at Sikh temple is not a hate crime

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Graffiti included an expletive followed by 'ISIS' sprayed on a truck. Some Sikhs fear it's backlash to San Bernardino shooting last week.

Feds to review fiancé(e) visas going back at least 2 years

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Nearly 36,000 people were admitted to the US under the K-1 fiancé(e) visa program last year; one of them was San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik.

US launches trial of facial, eye scans on Mexican border

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Up to half of the people in the U.S. illegally are believed to have overstayed their visas, but the absence of a checkout system has left authorities with no way to identify them.