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California lawyer gets green card after battle

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| Sergio Garcia successfully fought a legal battle to practice law despite his immigration status. With a green card, he can now live in the U.S. legally as well.

LA resumes debate on legalized street vending


A city-sponsored public hearing brought out street vendors and those who oppose the idea of legalizing the industry in Los Angeles.


For local immigrants, water conservation comes easy


Some grew up with drought, others with an unreliable water supply, in countries where water consumption is much lower than in the U.S.

Court won't lift hold on Obama executive action on immigration


The states suing to block the plan, led by Texas, argue that Obama acted outside his authority and that the changes would force them to invest more in law enforcement, health care and education.

Spouses of high-skilled visa holders can apply for jobs


Until now, spouses of foreign workers who hold an H1B visa could not work in the US. A new rule allows many to apply for work permits.

Salvadorans will celebrate Romero's step toward sainthood


The late Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador will be beatified by the Catholic Church on Saturday. Locals have planned festivities to mark the occasion.

Immigrant family's hope on hold after president's promises


The executive actions President Obama announced six months ago would protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, but those actions are on hold.

Ryu's City Council win shows growing clout of Asian American voters in LA


David Ryu is the first-ever Korean American City councilmember and its first Asian American representative in 2 decades.