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In immigration news: Executive action backlash, 'dreamers' who don't qualify, an Obamacare fact check, more

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| Some conservative lawmakers hope to defund President Obama's immigration plan sooner rather than later by making it part of the current budget battle. This and more.

In immigration news: Anti-executive action strategy emerges in Congress, the immigrants who won't qualify, California driver's licenses, more

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Immigrants without legal status can now make appointments to apply for a special California driver's license under AB 60, the new state law that takes effect in January.

Who doesn't benefit from Obama's immigration plan?

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Roughly 5.8 million immigrants won't benefit from executive action, according to a new report. They include relative newcomers, singles, and those without U.S.-born children.

In immigration news: Executive action and 'dreamer' parents, the coming battle in Congress, Indian immigrants in the shadows, more

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Newly released data now shows immigrants from India as making up the largest number of unauthorized immigrants from Asia, ahead of immigrants from China and the Philippines.

'The Banh Mi Handbook': A guide to a Viet-French sandwich

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Food writer Andrea Nguyen dives into the story of banh mi, a Vietnamese street sandwich with a French colonial past that's been popping up on menus around the country.

A 'dreamer' with parents still in the shadows

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Many immigrants are thankful for Obama's recent executive action that could save millions of young people from deportation. But some still worry their parents could be deported.

Immigation reform: Waits for family visas drag on

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The backlog of people waiting to come to the U.S. to reunite with relatives on family visas disproportionately affects Asians and Pacific Islanders.

Immigration reform: Mexican consulate in LA braces for surge

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Consul General Carlos Sada said he wants to add 20 to 30 employees to help Mexican nationals compile the documents they need for protection from deportation.