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MISSION, TX - JULY 24:  Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, 8, holds her doll Rodrigo after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States with her family on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

California To Give Legal Aid To Immigrant Minors

Democratic lawmakers say they will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million to provide legal help for unaccompanied children from Central America.

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Faith leaders and activists protest immigrant deportations in front of the White House in Washington, DC, July 31, 2014. Hundreds rallied to show their support to halt deportations, and nearly one hundred were arrested during an act of civil disobedience. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov’t Closing Emergency Child Immigrant Shelters

The government said Monday it will soon close three emergency shelters it established at U.S. military bases to temporarily house children caught crossing the Mexican border alone. It said fewer children were being caught and other shelters will be adequate.

08/04/2014

Activists protest the arrival of undocumented migrant children to a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta on July 4, 2014. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Governor: Border Crossings A Humanitarian Issue

Brown says the arrival of unaccompanied migrant children should not be the subject of political posturing.

07/23/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Calls Border Crossings Humanitarian Issue

Gov. Jerry Brown is calling the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border a humanitarian issue and says California will do its part.

07/23/2014

File photo of Border Patrol on the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Shelves Plans For California Flights

The Border Patrol on Sunday canceled flights scheduled to bring nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, but the plans could be reinstated, an official said.

06/22/2014

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Border Crossers In Texas May Go To California

So many people are crossing the U.S. border illegally in Texas that the Border Patrol wants to move some to California.

06/21/2014

Federal prosecutors say Marcos Rodriguez-Perez admitted he and four others took part in the killing of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas during a robbery attempt. (Getty Images)

Man Gets 56 Years In Border Agent Killing

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to 56 years in prison for his role in the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was lured into a trap to steal his night-vision goggles.

11/14/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Getty Images)

Gov. Brown To Sign Bill Giving Immigrants Licenses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill Thursday adding California to the growing list of states allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain driver licenses. Immigrant advocates have […]

10/02/2013

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (Credit: SaucedoMercer.com)

Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.

08/29/2012

Border Enforcement, Illegal Immigration

Anti-Illegal Immigration Ballot Initiative Cleared To Gather Signatures

A proposed ballot initiative that would strengthen enforcement and tighten laws against undocumented immigrants has been cleared to begin gathering signatures from California residents for the November 2012 election.

12/28/2011

Generic photo of California Legislature (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Signs California Dream Act

Illegal immigrants can now apply for state-funded scholarships and aid at state universities after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he has signed the second half of a legislative package targeting such students.

10/08/2011

The California Capitol in Sacramento

Bill Would Let Illegal Immigrant Students Get Aid

The state Senate on Wednesday approved the second half of contentious legislation that would allow students who are illegal immigrants to apply for state-funded scholarships and financial aid.

08/31/2011

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