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Lawsuit launched against Los Alamitos' anti-sanctuary law

A small Orange County city at the center of the anti-sanctuary movement in California has been sued for enacting an ordinance that exempts it from the state’s sanctuary laws, which were designed to protect immigrants in the country illegally. On Wednesday, a Los Alamitos pastor, an attorney who...

  • Judges say Sessions' plan to speed up immigration courts won't work

    Judges say Sessions' plan to speed up immigration courts won't work

    The nation’s 58 immigration courts long have been the problem child of the judicial system — understaffed, technologically backward and clogged with an ever-growing backlog of cases, more than 680,000 at last count. But a plan by Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, a longtime immigration hawk, aimed at breaking...

  • ICE agents under investigation after fleeing couple die in car crash

    ICE agents under investigation after fleeing couple die in car crash

    The deaths of two Central Valley farmworkers in a car accident near Delano has become a flash point in the immigration battle between California and federal officials cracking down on people in the country illegally. The parents of six were killed in a car crash while they were fleeing Immigration...

  • Newport Beach is the latest city to fight California 'sanctuary state' law

    The Newport Beach City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night opposing California's key "sanctuary state" law and said it might follow up with a court brief supporting a federal lawsuit against recently enacted policies that aim to expand protections for people in the United States...

  • Police report sheds light on fatal crash involving immigrant couple and ICE

    Police report sheds light on fatal crash involving immigrant couple and ICE

    Delano police say immigration agents gave statements that conflicted with surveillance footage in the wake of a crash in which two immigrants in the country illegally died while fleeing. The death of Santos Hilario Garcia and Marcelina Garcia Profecto sparked protests in the Central Valley community....

  • Newport Beach is latest O.C. city to consider opposing 'sanctuary state' law

    Newport Beach is latest O.C. city to consider opposing 'sanctuary state' law

    It started in the small town of Los Alamitos, which ignited the resistance to California’s so-called sanctuary state law in March with a council vote to exempt the city from Senate Bill 54. The Orange County Board of Supervisors, which voted to join the federal lawsuit; the city of Huntington Beach,...

  • U.S. authorities seek to strip citizenship of Bosnian war criminal living in Oregon

    U.S. authorities seek to strip citizenship of Bosnian war criminal living in Oregon

    After war tore apart her homeland, Rasema Handanovic arrived in American as a refugee in 1996 and settled into a quiet life in Oregon. She became a lawful permanent resident two years later, and a U.S. citizen four years after that. It seemed a relatively easy process. She filled out the required...

  • As border crossings rise, Trump vents frustration on illegal immigration

    As border crossings rise, Trump vents frustration on illegal immigration

    President Trump reached back to some of his most visceral campaign rhetoric against illegal immigration on Thursday as his administration released new figures showing a surge in March in the number of people caught crossing the border unlawfully. The new numbers come as Homeland Security Secretary...

  • Escondido votes to support Trump administration lawsuit against California's sanctuary laws

    Escondido votes to support Trump administration lawsuit against California's sanctuary laws

    Following a three-hour meeting filled with name-calling and impassioned pleas, the Escondido City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday to file a legal brief in support of the U.S. government’s lawsuit challenging the state’s sanctuary laws. The action is the first by a San Diego County city. The county...

  • Huntington Beach files lawsuit challenging California 'sanctuary' laws

    Huntington Beach files lawsuit challenging California 'sanctuary' laws

    Huntington Beach filed suit Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court against the state, governor and attorney general, challenging California's "sanctuary" laws that provide expanded protection for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. City Atty. Michael Gates filed the suit after the City Council...

  • Trump's immigration moves complicate election strategies for both parties

    Trump's immigration moves complicate election strategies for both parties

    When administration officials briefed reporters at the White House late Wednesday about President Trump’s renewed assault on illegal immigration, a senior official openly spoke about the political advantage they hope to gain. Democrats say “they do care about border security,” the official said,...

  • Today: Trump’s EPA Fuels a New Fight With California

    Today: Trump’s EPA Fuels a New Fight With California

    Once again, the Trump administration has put “out of control” California in its sights. TOP STORIES Trump’s EPA Fuels a New Fight With California The “Trump administration versus California” battle has many fronts: immigration, oil drilling, civil rights. On Monday, two of the state’s environmental...

  • Trump administration, seeking to speed deportations, plans to impose quotas on immigration judges

    Trump administration, seeking to speed deportations, plans to impose quotas on immigration judges

    The Trump administration will pressure U.S. immigration judges to process cases faster by establishing a quota system tied to their annual performance reviews, according to new Justice Department directives. The judges will be expected to clear at least 700 cases a year to receive a "satisfactory"...

  • Trump's angry tweets about Mexico? More fiction than fact

    Trump's angry tweets about Mexico? More fiction than fact

    President Trump unleashed a flurry of tweets Sunday and Monday attacking Mexico on several fronts, including immigration and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump tweeted on those topics seven times, complaining about a “massive inflow of drugs and people” at the border and claiming Mexico...

  • Today: Should This Presidential Monument Come Down?

    Today: Should This Presidential Monument Come Down?

    First, it was Confederate monuments. Now, statues offensive to Native Americans are poised to topple across the U.S. TOP STORIES Should This Presidential Monument Come Down? Since 1906, a bronze statue of President William McKinley has stood in the central plaza of Arcata, Calif. Tribal activists...

  • In Easter Sunday tirade, a frustrated Trump suggests he will make no deal to help Dreamers

    In Easter Sunday tirade, a frustrated Trump suggests he will make no deal to help Dreamers

    President Trump on Easter Sunday appeared to rule out efforts to revive deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States as children, tweeting “NO MORE DACA DEAL!” The president issued a series of combative statements on Twitter,...

  • ICE more likely to detain pregnant women with immigration cases under new policy

    ICE more likely to detain pregnant women with immigration cases under new policy

    Pregnant women who have cases in immigration court are more likely to be detained following a policy change announced Thursday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Under the old policy, unless there were extraordinary circumstances or a mandatory detention requirement, pregnant women would generally...

  • Trump finally finds a part of California he likes — Orange County — even as it grows bluer

    Trump finally finds a part of California he likes — Orange County — even as it grows bluer

    President Trump appears to have finally found a part of California he likes — Orange County. Trump has famously tweeted his anger at California, which has emerged as his political nemesis on issues such as climate change and illegal immigration. But Orange County in recent weeks has pushed back...

  • Huntington Beach is the latest to take on California's 'sanctuary city' laws

    Huntington Beach is the latest to take on California's 'sanctuary city' laws

    Two Huntington Beach city councilmen said they want to follow the lead of Los Alamitos and other cities in an effort to "seek relief" from state mandates that expand protections for undocumented immigrants. Mayor Mike Posey said in a statement that he and Councilman Erik Peterson want Surf City...

  • Today: The Resistance to the ‘Resistance’ Is Here

    Today: The Resistance to the ‘Resistance’ Is Here

    Orange County voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but its reputation as a bastion of conservatism hasn’t entirely disappeared. TOP STORIES The Resistance to the ‘Resistance’ Is Here Remember all that talk about Orange County turning from red to blue? It’s actually more purple, and the area’s conservative...

  • Orange County supervisors vote to fight California 'sanctuary' laws

    Orange County supervisors vote to fight California 'sanctuary' laws

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to move against the state's "sanctuary" laws, adding a powerful voice to a growing backlash in some conservative parts of California to the state’s pro-immigrant policies. The board voted 4 to 0 to join a federal lawsuit against California’s...

  • Orange County may take stand against state's 'sanctuary' laws

    Orange County may take stand against state's 'sanctuary' laws

    Just more than a week after tiny Los Alamitos voted to defy California’s law protecting immigrants in the country illegally, Orange County is poised to become a counterpoint against the state’s resistance to the Trump administration’s policies. On Tuesday, Orange County supervisors may consider...

  • Afghan war veteran deported to Mexico and left 'homeless and penniless,' his family says

    Afghan war veteran deported to Mexico and left 'homeless and penniless,' his family says

    Ending a 16-month quest to stay in a country where he was raised and that he fought to defend, Miguel Perez Jr., an Army veteran with a green card and a felony drug conviction, has been deported to Mexico, where he has not lived since childhood. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed...

  • Texas, other states side with Trump in battle over California sanctuary law

    Texas and more than a dozen other states led by Republican governors got behind the Trump administration on Monday in its lawsuit over California’s so-called sanctuary laws that protect people in the U.S. illegally. California’s laws are designed to interfere with or block federal immigration enforcement,...

  • DUI and hit-and-run case dismissed against immigrant in U.S. illegally

    DUI and hit-and-run case dismissed against immigrant in U.S. illegally

    An immigrant in the country illegally who was tried twice on charges of driving while drunk and causing a crash in San Ysidro that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy will not be tried a third time, a judge ruled Friday. The case against 39-year-old Constantino Banda Acosta, a Mexican citizen who...

  • More O.C. cities, supervisors may be leaning against state 'sanctuary' laws

    More O.C. cities, supervisors may be leaning against state 'sanctuary' laws

    Los Alamitos was the first government agency in Orange County to fire a salvo against California's so-called sanctuary laws, which aim to shield immigrants here illegally from deportation, but it might not be the last. Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Allan Mansoor — who in 2010 spearheaded a City Council...

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