Immigration

There are up to 2.5 million undocumented people living in California.

from Greater LA

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court today said the White House was arbitrary and capricious in trying to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW talks about the Supreme Court’s decisions this week, and how they may indicate a broader pattern.

Supreme Court’s DACA decision: Legal analysis and what it says about the court’s makeup

KCRW talks about the Supreme Court’s decisions this week, and how they may indicate a broader pattern.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are 1,800 minors in the federal immigration detention system right now.

Migrant kids stay in detention centers during COVID-19, government says it’s safer that way

There are 1,800 minors in the federal immigration detention system right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A promising job drew Fedelina Lugasan to the U.S. from the Philippines, she’d start her new life with a family she trusted.

The Rescue

A promising job drew Fedelina Lugasan to the U.S. from the Philippines, she’d start her new life with a family she trusted.

from UnFictional

This week, the ACLU of Southern California sued the Department of Homeland Security over health and safety concerns at an ICE facility in Adelanto, California, where more than 1300…

Immigrants at Adelanto ICE facility face COVID-19 danger

This week, the ACLU of Southern California sued the Department of Homeland Security over health and safety concerns at an ICE facility in Adelanto, California, where more than 1300…

from Greater LA

Undocumented housekeepers are losing work due to the coronavirus outbreak. They don’t qualify for unemployment income and may not be eligible for government bailout.

Coronavirus cancellations cost undocumented housekeepers

Undocumented housekeepers are losing work due to the coronavirus outbreak. They don’t qualify for unemployment income and may not be eligible for government bailout.

from KCRW Features

Starting this week, immigrants who rely on public benefits -- like Medicare, food stamps or public housing -- could be denied a path to permanent residency and ultimately citizenship. …

Immigrants using public benefits may be denied citizenship

Starting this week, immigrants who rely on public benefits -- like Medicare, food stamps or public housing -- could be denied a path to permanent residency and ultimately citizenship. …

from Greater LA

As of  today, the Trump administration can deny green cards to immigrants who’ve used -- or are likely to use -- public services like food stamps or Medicaid.

Supreme Court lets Trump deny green cards to immigrants using public services

As of  today, the Trump administration can deny green cards to immigrants who’ve used -- or are likely to use -- public services like food stamps or Medicaid.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Sundance film festival just ended, and the Oscars are coming up this Sunday. Filmmakers from across the world have been traveling to the U.S.

New visa rules make it tougher for foreign filmmakers to get into the US

The Sundance film festival just ended, and the Oscars are coming up this Sunday. Filmmakers from across the world have been traveling to the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A previously confidential report obtained by NPR found major failings at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in California, one of the nation's largest immigration detention centers.

Despite findings of 'negligent' care, ICE to expand troubled Calif. detention center

A previously confidential report obtained by NPR found major failings at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in California, one of the nation's largest immigration detention centers.

from NPR

KCRW spoke with Dolores Huerta who was recently awarded the Social Transformation Medal by the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

At 89, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta isn’t slowing down

KCRW spoke with Dolores Huerta who was recently awarded the Social Transformation Medal by the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

from KCRW Features

In 2018, Huntington Beach sued the state over SB 54, the so-called "Sanctuary State" law that limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials.

Huntington Beach must comply with California’s sanctuary law, says appeals court

In 2018, Huntington Beach sued the state over SB 54, the so-called "Sanctuary State" law that limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials.

from Greater LA

VisionQuest, the company tasked with building the facility for undocumented youth, has a history of violence dating back to the 1980s.

Rep. Tony Cárdenas wants to stop development of facilities for undocumented youth

VisionQuest, the company tasked with building the facility for undocumented youth, has a history of violence dating back to the 1980s.

from KCRW Features

We follow a customs officer doing this work at LAX, and talk to a traveler who’s been denied entry and is being sent back to Venezuela.

Deciding who gets in - and who does not - at LAX

We follow a customs officer doing this work at LAX, and talk to a traveler who’s been denied entry and is being sent back to Venezuela.

from Greater LA

One of the key players putting Trump’s border policies into effect is consulting giant McKinsey & Company.

McKinsey & Company’s ties to ICE, opioid makers and foreign governments

One of the key players putting Trump’s border policies into effect is consulting giant McKinsey & Company.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Trump administration is now sending asylum seekers to Guatemala, even if they’re not from there.

U.S. sends asylum seekers to Guatemala, even if they’re not from there

The Trump administration is now sending asylum seekers to Guatemala, even if they’re not from there.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Used toothbrushes, mixed CDs, cell phones, water bottles, and pain relief medication are some of the items belonging to migrants who crossed the border from Mexico into America, and…

Janitor photographs confiscated belongings of arrested border crossers

Used toothbrushes, mixed CDs, cell phones, water bottles, and pain relief medication are some of the items belonging to migrants who crossed the border from Mexico into America, and…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A controversial visa program that lets wealthy foreign investors earn a fast-track to permanent U.S. residency is about to get more expensive.

The price of a green card: Four questions about EB-5

A controversial visa program that lets wealthy foreign investors earn a fast-track to permanent U.S. residency is about to get more expensive.

from Greater LA

Longtime businesses in Little Tokyo are facing gentrification. They worry they’ll be priced out as downtown has revitalized, and rents are going up.

Can the Japanese community save Little Tokyo from gentrification?

Longtime businesses in Little Tokyo are facing gentrification. They worry they’ll be priced out as downtown has revitalized, and rents are going up.

from Greater LA