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In immigration news: Obama defends action, DMV prepares for license rush, more

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| The DMV is training 900 new employees in anticipation of a crush of applications in January, when immigrants without legal status may start applying for driver's licenses. This and more.

DMV trains 900 new hires to handle immigrant licensing surge


The agency must finish training employees before AB 60 takes effect next month, making driver's licenses available to Calif. residents, regardless of legal status.

In immigration news: Obama in Nashville, refugee program for children, more


President Obama talks up his immigration plan in Nashville, Tenn., which has one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations in the nation. This and more.

ACLU finds majority of immigrant detainees eligible for release


Of more than 1,600 LA-area immigrants detained six months or longer, more than two-thirds were found eligible for release on bond following a hearing.

In immigration news: Federal profiling rules, LA detainees eligible for bond, executive action hiring, more


According to an ACLU report, many immigrants detained in the Los Angeles area were deemed eligible for bond once they received a hearing. This and more.

Before Koreatown: The origins of Korean migration to LA


Koreatown made its name as an ethnic enclave in Los Angeles during the 1970's; but Korean immigrants began arriving in the city much earlier.

In immigration news: GOP border legislation in the works, Latino voters and immigration, fewer deportations, more


A new poll finds immigration to be a 'threshold issue' for most Latino voters. This and more.

LA millennials: Bilingual, for the most part


Nearly 58 percent of millennials in metropolitan L.A. speak a language other than English, latest Census numbers show.