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LA joins NYC, Chicago in push to naturalize permanent residents

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| A new campaign encourages LA's estimated 390,000 legal permanent residents to seek citizenship.

In immigration news: Migrant child trauma, fewer border deaths, workplace exploitation

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Migrant children face continuing trauma as young adults. Border Patrol reports fewer migrant deaths despite increased illegal crossings. Researchers say immigrant women are more vulnerable to workplace exploitation.

For migrant kids, past traumas are hard to escape — and early intervention is key

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Mental health providers and school officials say it's important to reach recently-arrived child migrants from Central America, many of whom witnessed violence back home and along the way.

Growing up Nisei: The social clubs of Japanese-American girls

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Thousands of second-generation Japanese-American girls joined L.A.-area clubs in the 1930s to play sports, do community service and, unofficially, meet boys.

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Mexican crackdown slows Central American immigration to US

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Under pressure from the United States, Mexico has begun arresting and deporting tens of thousands of Central Americans long before they reach the U.S. border.

In immigration news: Deportations down, church sanctuaries, migrant influx at schools

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Deportations have been down over the last year. Churches offering up sanctuary to immigrants. Schools across the country struggle with influx of migrant children.

Coachella Valley High settles on new 'Mighty Arabs' mascot

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The high school has officially replaced a controversial 'Arab' caricature that offended Arab-Americans.

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Reports of anti-South Asian bias, violence higher in California

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A civil rights group found that hostilities against South Asians, as well as Arabs and Muslims, were higher in California and New York.