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US offers new plan to accept Central American child refugees

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| Some Central American immigrants who have legal status will be allowed to petition to bring children from their home countries into the United States as refugees.

In immigration news: Executive action, legislative blowback, planned GOP border bill, CA driver's licenses, more

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As the Obama administration prepares to announce plans for executive action on immigration, GOP leaders are considering ways to block it. This and more.

Vote on Boyle Heights Mariachi Plaza development postponed

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The MTA board delayed a decision until February, allowing more time for public input on plans to construct 120,000 square feet of retail and medical office space.

New China-US visa rules expected to boost LA tourism

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The number of Chinese coming to California will double by 2017, according to the nonprofit Visit California. That number is only expected to grow.

In immigration news: Loretta Lynch, church growth, 'coming out' twice, more

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Senate Republicans plan to pin Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on immigration; activists predict an executive order could come in mid-December, and more.

In immigration news: The coming executive action war, another blow for SB 1070, how relatives' status affects Latino health coverage, more

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As President Obama contemplates taking executive action on immigration, GOP leaders are preparing for a fight. This and more.

Big development planned for Boyle Heights' Mariachi Plaza

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The iconic plaza, long home to musicians seeking work, could be transformed if the MTA Board approves plans for new retail and office construction surrounding it.

Calif. to offer immigrant drivers multiple ways to prove ID

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Applicants who cannot provide an approved passport or consular card will be allowed to present other documents, ranging from birth certificates to mortgage bills.