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How immigrants will help reshape the future wealth of Los Angeles

"Over the next several decades, what will be the color of money in Los Angeles? A new report from the California Community Foundation points to what some might find an unexpected driver of wealth in the region: entrepreneurial immigrants. Along with entrepreneurship, immigration is expected to be...

Top L.A. Law Enforcement Chiefs Back State ID for Unauthorized Immigrants

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca are in favor of issuing driver licenses to unauthorized immigrants. Are they "soft" on crime, "soft" on illegal immigration? Hardly. They are strong on public safety.

Woman arrested in LA, posed as ICE agent

"Sheriff's officials say a woman suspected of posing as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent to shake down [unauthorized] immigrants was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport. Sheriff's Lt. Adam Ellison says 14 victims reported that Araceli Martinez ordered them to...

USCIS, Los Angeles Extend Immigrant Integration, Citizenship Partnership

"USCIS and the Office of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles are committed to strengthening immigrant integration efforts in Los Angeles through proactive citizenship awareness, education, and outreach activities. The partnership between USCIS and the City of Los Angeles was first established in...

Good News for Detained Immigrants in Los Angeles

"A federal judge in Los Angeles on Thursday ordered federal officials to provide a hearing to immigrants detained across the Los Angeles area to determine if they should be released on bond while they fight their deportation cases. U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter’s preliminary injunction...

British Film Director and Others Sue L.A. County Sheriff Over Illegal Detention, 'ICE Holds'

"British film director Duncan Roy is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff after, he claims, he became 'lost' in the prison system for three months - with no option to post bail and no legal recourse. The director was caught in what the LA Times called a 'Kafka-esque corner of America's...

Los Angeles Cracks Down on Chinese 'Birth Tourism'

"Los Angeles is moving to crack down on so-called maternity hotels that have sprung up across Southern California, as pregnant Chinese women travel to the United States as part of a "birthing tourism" trend. Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe asked colleagues to approve a series of...

Employers Seek Immigrants With DACA Status

"A growing number of employers — including national nonprofit Teach for America and a North Carolina-based bank — are seeking diverse workers by specifically recruiting immigrants who came here illegally as kids and got permission to work through a 2012 federal program called Deferred...

L.A. Says 'No' to ICE Detainers

"Frustrated at the lack of action on immigration reform by the federal government, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday the Los Angeles Police Department will no longer honor most federal requests to detain arrestees so they can be investigated for deportation. Citing a recent federal court ruling...

Lawsuit in Los Angeles Alleges Forced Labor, Wage Theft, Visa Fraud

"Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA) and Latham & Watkins LLP filed suit on behalf of 11 Filipino workers at L’Amande French Bakery, who were fraudulently lured by their employer to the United States on E-2 visas and then subjected to exploitative...