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Arrests of immigrants with no criminal record rise in LA region

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| Since President Trump lifted Obama-era policies that kept immigration agents focused on criminals, local arrests of immigrants with no criminal history have spiked.

Family immigration cuts in Senate plan stir controversy

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The U.S. Senate is debating immigration changes, including the idea of preventing U.S. citizens from sponsoring their parents for legal immigration.

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​Court rules Los Angeles sheriff violated immigrants' rights

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Immigrant advocates say the ruling affects thousands of people who were held under immigration detainers issued by the federal government.

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Can immigrants sponsor 'unlimited numbers of distant relatives?'

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President Trump's suggestion that immigrants can sponsor unlimited numbers of family members brought a sharp response from Judy Chu, a Los Angeles congresswoman.

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Most Americans want DREAMers to stay — and the wall to go

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Americans are not sold on President Trump's immigration deal that calls for billions for a border wall. That's one finding of an NPR/Ipsos poll that shows Americans sharply divided on immigration.

Immigrants losing deportation protection have few options

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Immigrant service agencies in Southern California are hurrying to screen those who will lose their temporary permission to live and work legally in the U.S.

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ICE formalizes plan to make courthouse arrests

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In a jab at sanctuary cities, immigration authorities say the unwillingness of local jurisdictions to transfer "targeted aliens inside their prisons and jails has necessitated additional at-large arrests."

Syrian immigrants can renew deportation protection — for now

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The Trump administration is allowing about 7,000 Syrian immigrants temporarily renew their ability to live in the U.S. legally, but it is unclear what happens next.

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