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Nearly 1 in 10 California workers in U.S. illegally, study finds

Illegal immigrants comprise nearly 10 percent of California’s workforce, according to a study released Wednesday by USC researchers. [LA Times] The study found that illegal immigrants account for 38 percent of workers in California’s agricultural industry and 14 percent of... (Continue reading)

Immigrant detention center expanding in Southern California

U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) is adding beds to the largest immigrant detention center in Southern California. [LA Times] The detention center in the high desert town of Adelanto, 40 miles north of San Bernardino, currently has the capacity... (Continue reading)

Cartel hit man cops to nine murders in California

A Mexican drug cartel hit man confessed last week to killing more than 30 people, nine of whom he murdered in California. [LA Times] Jose Manuel Martinez, 51, allegedly told investigators in Alabama that he has worked for a Mexican... (Continue reading)

Mexican cop accused of smuggling drugs into California

A Mexican police officer appeared in U.S. federal court Wednesday on charges of trafficking heroin and methamphetamine into California. [LA Times] Last month, border patrol agents stopped a vehicle on Interstate 15 near Temecula that was carrying 11 packages of... (Continue reading)

Immigration enforcement facility approved in Santa Maria

The Santa Maria City Council approved plans to build a U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement facility Thursday night, irking scores of residents. [KSBY] Last month, the Santa Maria Planning Commission voted to issue ICE a permit to build the facility... (Continue reading)

California senator proposes Obamacare for illegal immigrants

California should grant immigrants who enter the country illegally access to state-sponsored health insurance, the head of the Legislature’s Latino caucus announced Friday. [LA Times] Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara said he plans to introduce a bill similar to the Affordable... (Continue reading)

Brown vetoes bill to put legal immigrants on juries

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Monday that would allow legal immigrants to serve on juries. [LA Times] Had Brown signed Assembly Bill 1401 into law, California would have become the first state in the nation to allow non-citizens on... (Continue reading)

California to shield arrested illegal immigrants from the feds

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Saturday that bars California law enforcement officers from turning over arrested illegal immigrants to federal immigration officials. [Mercury News] AB 4, authored by San Francisco Democrat Tom Ammiano, prohibits placing U.S. Immigration... (Continue reading)

Illegal immigrants may soon become lawyers in California

A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to become lawyers is sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. [SacramentoBee] Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez introduced Assembly Bill 1024 as urgency legislation earlier this month after the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments... (Continue reading)

Ventura Homeland Security agent accused of taking bribes

A Ventura man and agent with the Department of Homeland Security surrendered to federal authorities after a grand jury on Wednesday indicted him and four others who allegedly participated in a long-running immigration fraud scheme that was fueled by official... (Continue reading)



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