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With Census 2020 a year away, officials worry about an undercount

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| Los Angeles county and city officials talked up the 2020 Census at a downtown L.A. rally on Monday, a year ahead of when the decennial count is set to take place. They’re trying to spread the word that an accurate count is critical because census data helps determine how many federal dollars go toward things like public health services and public schools.

Orange County plans to stop housing ICE detainees

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Orange County has announced that it will stop housing detainees from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to free up more space for inmates requiring mental health services.

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How one refugee family made it to LA after years stuck in Vienna

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A year ago, 87 Iranian refugees bound for the United States who’d been waiting in Austria since 2016 were stranded there indefinitely, after the U.S. denied their applications. They had been waiting to come to the U.S. through a program for religious minorities since before the January 2017 travel ban. Last month, following a court order, about a dozen of them were admitted into the country.

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White or 'other?' With no census category for 2020, Arab-Americans debate which box to check

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Until about a year ago, plans were moving forward to include a category in the 2020 census referred to as MENA, for "Middle Eastern or North African." It would have allowed a more accurate count of Americans of Arabic, Persian and other Middle Eastern or North African descent, who are now counted only as "white.

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LA immigrants are being scared away from the health care they need

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Fear and confusion over a piece of immigration policy has some residents thinking they need to drop their health coverage.

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Shutdown worsened situation in backlogged immigration courts

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While the Trump administration wants to speed up deportations, the government shutdown had the opposite effect, forcing the cancellation of thousands of hearings.

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Immigration hearings resume after government shutdown

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Immigration courts reopened Monday after a five-week government shutdown, during which thousands of hearings were postponed.

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California teen leads lawsuit to keep hundreds of thousands of immigrants in U.S.

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A California teen has become an outspoken advocate to preserve Temporary Protected Status, becoming the lead plaintiff in a landmark class-action lawsuit.