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Suspected killer of two California deputies was twice deported

A man accused of killing two Northern California sheriff’s deputies on Friday is a convicted drug dealer whom immigration officials have twice deported from the United States. [L.A. Times] Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, 34, is accused of killing Sacramento County Sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

California healthcare service cancelling undocumented residents

Covered California, the state health exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act, is threatening to terminate the insurance plans of more than 10,000 enrollees who have yet to verify their immigration status. [KEYT] If the enrollees in question do... (Continue reading)

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)



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