• Health care policy

    Trump hits GOP foes of health-care bill, Sen. Paul calls it ‘fake repeal’

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump used Twitter Friday to slam Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans who might oppose the GOP’s last-gasp effort to topple the Obama health care law. Paul fired back, calling the Senate bill “fake repeal” and saying the White House just wants a victory without caring about the legislation’s details. “Rand Paul, or whoever votes against Hcare Bill, will forever (future political campaigns) be known as “the...

    By ALAN FRAM Associated Press|

  • Immigration policy

    California challenges Trump’s end to young immigrant program

    SACRAMENTO >> California sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation, saying it would be especially hard hit because it has more of the immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally by parents or by parents who overstayed visas than any other U.S. state. The lawsuit’s legal arguments largely mirror those already filed in a lawsuit last week by 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Attorney...

    By Don Thompson The Associated Press|

  • Politics

    Stretch of 134 freeway to be named for Obama

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers in California have approved a plan to name a stretch of freeway in the Los Angeles area for former President Barack Obama. A stretch of the 134 Freeway passing through the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles and the cities of Glendale and Pasadena will be known as the President Barack H. Obama Highway after the Legislature signed off on a resolution Tuesday. The measure doesn’t require the governor’s...


  • Immigration policy

    DACA repeal sparks fear, praise in Southern California

    Iveth Diaz didn’t hear compassion. While Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known, as DACA was the “compassionate” thing to do, Diaz, 26, who is protected by the program, heard only uncertainty. For Diaz and nearly 800,000 others currently protected by DACA the announcement issued Tuesday means limbo. Though they’ve grown up in the United States and consider it home, Diaz...

    Alejandra Molina

  • Education

    Work permits, fear and legal help: How LA students could be affected by DACA’s end

    In Los Angeles, schools have been installing support programs for undocumented students since before the election of President Donald Trump. Now, many are wondering how students could be affected by the impending end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Obama-era DACA program protects people who entered the United States illegally as children...

    Antonie Boessenkool

  • Local governments

    Gay pride stripes to remain as ‘monument of acceptance’ on Venice Beach lifeguard tower

    A Venice Beach lifeguard tower gets to keep its gay pride rainbow stripes after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to rescue it from getting repainted to the iconic blue. “We received 11,000 signatures on a petition from that area, saying no no, we love it, we’d really like to keep it,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who introduced the motion to let the stripes stand. The board voted unanimously in support of Kuehl’s...

    Susan Abram

  • Immigration policy

    Future: Trump’s DACA action has all sides focusing on legislative, legal maneuvering

    Set Hernandez doesn’t have a home. Not in the Philippines, where he was born. And, he said, not in America. “I’m OK with being the perpetual immigrant, the other” said Hernandez, who came to the United States with his mom 13 years ago and lives in the San Fernando Valley. “I’m coming to terms with that. Going back to the Philippines is something I’ve been thinking about.” But he wouldn’t be going...

    Chris Haire

  • Social media

    Protest against Trump’s DACA decision at Placita Olvera in downtown LA

    Hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a large group of demonstrators gathered at Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles before marching to City Hall. As the group marched many took to social media to document the scene and show their support. If you are viewing this on a mobile device, click

    By Shannon O’Connor|

  • Immigration policy

    Trump’s DACA decision has LA Dreamers looking to Congress to ‘do your job’

    Scores of protesters rallied on the steps of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Obama-era program known as DACA. Since 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has temporarily shielded roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children from deportation while giving them the ability to obtain work permits. About two hours after...

    Brenda Gazzar

  • Government programs

    Trump’s decision to dump DACA sparks disdain from LA leaders

    Local and federal leaders all offered their statements Tuesday morning after President Donald Trump’s administration announced it will stop processing new applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. The Obama-era policy had protected about 800,000 young immigrants from deportation and gave them the ability to work legally in the U.S. Trump gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative fix before the government stops renewing...

    Susan Abram

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