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California Removes ‘Alien’ From Labor Code To Describe Foreign-Born Workers

The state began using the term “alien” in 1937 to describe people who are not born or naturalized citizens in the United States.

08/10/2015

Moral Obligation Not Always Motivating Factor For ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The term “sanctuary city” has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.

07/24/2015

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Maryland Republican Party's 25th Annual Red, White & Blue Dinner on June 23, 2015 at the BWI Airport Marriott in Linthicum, Maryland.  (Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Univision Dropping Miss USA Pageant Over Trump Comments

Univision says it is dropping the Miss USA pageant and says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump over comments he made about Mexican immigrants.

06/25/2015

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Arizona Sheriff: Driver’s Licenses For Immigrants ‘Has Now Become A Right’

California received nearly a half-million applications for driver’s licenses from immigrants in the country illegally in the three months since a new law took effect.

04/07/2015

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Los Angeles Police Officer Charged With Smuggling Immigrant From Mexico In SUV

He and a 31-year-old female passenger were arrested Saturday night after an X-ray machine alerted border inspectors to a man hiding in the spare tire area of a Nissan Juke.

03/16/2015

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7 Weeks Into New Program, DMV Has Issued 110,000 Driver’s Licenses To Immigrants

California has handed out 110,000 driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally during the first seven weeks of applications.

02/27/2015

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Many Undocumented Californians To Benefit From Extension Of Obama’s Deferred Deportation Act

President Obama is expected to extend his “deferred act” later this week. The executive action went into effect in 2012 and delays deportation and proceedings for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

02/16/2015

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California DMV Wait Times On The Rise As Immigrants Apply For Driver’s Licenses

The DMV blames the long waits on a rush of undocumented workers applying for driver’s licenses after a new California law took effect on Jan. 1

01/30/2015

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Long Lines, Qualifications Greet Undocumented Immigrants Seeking Licenses At DMV

Mario Perez has been operating his small truck driving business in the United States for 12 years. He left Mexico for a new life for his family in 2003. He says he’s been driving illegally for more than a decade, but the new law will make his business legal.

01/02/2015

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Busy Day At DMV As Immigrants Apply For Driver’s Licenses

Hundreds of people lined up in early morning cold Friday as California began taking driver’s license applications from the nation’s largest population of immigrants in the country illegally.

01/02/2015

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California DMV Expects 1.4 Million Immigrants To Seek Driver’s Licenses Over Three Years

California is one of 10 states that now provide licenses to immigrants in the country illegally. The licenses issued to immigrants without legal status will include a distinctive marking and are not considered a valid form of federal identification.

01/01/2015

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California Gears Up For Migrant Driver’s Licenses

While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver’s license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.

12/26/2014

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