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Mexican immigrants worry as peso drops

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| The Mexican peso has hit a record low against the dollar. Immigrants living in Southern California say that means the money they send home stretches further.

Tracing the shifting meaning of 'alien'

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Many immigration rights activists cringe at the term "alien." But decades ago, that word was embraced as a humane alternative to terms like "undesirable" and even "wetback."

A financial 'wild west' in the San Gabriel Valley

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Under the EB-5 visa program 10,000 foreign investors are granted green cards each year. Many invest in local development. But critics say the program needs oversight.

As Huntington Park goes, does Southern California?

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Some see the appointment of two city commissioners who don't have legal status as a predictor of what's to come, with more immigrants involved in civic life.

3 years after DACA, young immigrants see change, uncertainty

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Three years ago this week, the U.S. began granting temporary deportation relief to young undocumented migrants. We look at what's changed.

Sheriff's Department asks for more time to fine-tune immigration program

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Sheriff's officials have asked for more time to report back to county supervisors on how much or little they'll cooperate with feds on detaining people for deportation.

Chinese investors sue LA investment firm for misusing money

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Luca International Group had an office in the San Gabriel Valley. Among Luca's investors were hopeful immigrants who were investing money through the federal EB 5 visa program.

How driver's licenses are helping immigrant women find work

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In California, immigrants without legal status can get driver's licenses. That's putting more immigrant women behind the wheel and into the workforce.