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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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.

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