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Feds find no wrongdoing in case of outsourced Edison workers

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| The Labor Department investigated how foreign workers were hired for SoCal Edison. It found that 2 of Edison's contractors did not violate the law.

Incoming Speaker Rendon wants to bridge East, West on environment concerns


KPCC catches up with the California Assemblyman and environmental activist in his home district, where immigrant families and industry exist side by side.

Judge: Texas can continue denying birth certificates to immigrants' kids


Citing issues with some IDs, Texas has refused to issue birth certificates to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. A federal judge refused halt the practice while a case is decided.

Immigrants hurry to apply for EB-5 visas before December


The visa program was due to sunset Sept. 30. But Congress extended the program through Dec. 11. Local EB-5 business centers say they've seen an uptick in interest.

For Mexico soccer fans, cheering the national team is easy


This week at the El Mercadito shopping center in East Los Angeles, it seemed everybody was talking about the big game Saturday.

Backlog at immigration courts could grow with a pay dispute by interpreters


Court interpreters ensure that judges, lawyers and those facing deportation all understand each other. But a contract and pay dispute may thin their ranks.

Are new police patrols in Highland Park on the right path?


New foot patrols are stationed along Figueroa, where high-end shops have sprung up in recent years, but some residents say that's not where they're needed.

Influx of non-European immigrants defines America today


The Immigration Act of 1965 opened the doors to nationalities that were largely shut out before. Since then, 90 percent of U.S. immigrants hail from outside Europe.