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California sees new ICE raids and immigration arrests

  New Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids have rolled out across Southern California, roiling state officials and triggering rumors of broader actions. But though the Trump administration has focused on expanding the scope and strength of enforcement, the current raids trace back

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Rep. Darrell Issa leads bipartisan push for visa reform

  With contending pieces of legislation now up for consideration in Congress, California has returned to the national spotlight on one of the most contentious immigration issues — special visas granted by the federal government to attract foreign talent. Long critiqued

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Demographers eye no-growth future for California

  Driven by rising out-migration and falling birth rates, California’s population growth has stalled, leading analysts to consider a possible forecast of a so-called “no-growth” period in the future. Although Americans nationwide have been flooding south and west for years,

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 14

Trump splits Silicon Valley What does Trump presidency mean for climate change efforts in CA? How to make CA housing more affordable What does Trump presidency mean for Mexican immigrants? Good morning. Let’s talk about Trump. Now that voters have

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Old is new as California sees more European immigrants

  The face of immigration in California has become more complex than the political debate would suggest, with Roma, or gypsies, coming to the state in small but significantly increased numbers. The trend hearkens back to the old days of the controversy

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CA opens Affordable Care Act door to unlawful immigrants

  State Democrats forged ahead with legislation designed to fill out Covered California’s enrollment ranks with unlawful and undocumented immigrants.  Following the state Senate, the Assembly has “passed a measure that would remove a critical barrier to Covered California and allow

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Persistent CA education gaps fuels conflict

Caught amid shifting standards, court challenges and retrenching combatants on both sides of social and political divides, California’s education system has found itself burdened by persistent gaps in student and teacher performance — a state of affairs fueling the very

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Trump surges in key CA primary

Fulfilling analysts’ growing expectations and leaving some Golden Staters in disbelief, California has emerged as perhaps the most decisive contest in the contest for the Republican nomination. The June 7 primary looms at a moment when Donald Trump, battered and flustered

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ICE raids face CA resistance

Amid a fresh wave of immigration enforcement crackdowns, several powerful organizations in California have flexed their muscle to protect or benefit those present in the state illegally. The city of Los Angeles has become a focal point for several different efforts,

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