WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to legislation that strengthens the policing of sex trafficking, over the opposition of many internet companies. Lawmakers are trying to catch up to the reality of prostitution long after the bartering of children and adults moved from the streets to the web.
The small Orange County suburb of Los Alamitos has picked a big fight with California by passing a resolution saying it wants nothing to do with “sanctuary state” laws aimed at protecting people here illegally from President Trump’s promised immigration crackdown.
Panicked callers to Alba Hernandez’s hotline reported a possible immigration raid. She rushed to the West Oakland home to find officers had blocked off traffic in what they described as a human-trafficking investigation.
The police revealed no criminal charges from
When federal immigration agents visited Los Angeles 7-Eleven stores and trucking companies near the ports in recent weeks to conduct audits of employee records, it sent a chill through those businesses and others in the region.
Immigrant advocates said some employees at the
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to clear the way for the Trump administration to end the Obama-era program that protects about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation, meaning that the so-called “Dreamers” could remain in legal limbo for months unless Congress acts to make their status permanent.
Southern California activists are responding to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement immigration actions last week by fanning out to businesses targeted by the agency and responding to requests by family members and friends to check on their loved ones detained by the agency.
The Los Angeles Raids Rapid Response Network is among those organizing a
WASHINGTON — Border Patrol officers are working without permission on private property and setting up checkpoints up to 100 miles away from the border under a little-known federal law that is being used more widely in the Trump administration’s aggressive crackdown on illegal immigration.
In Texas, a rancher
Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the U.S. in recent years have been held with their children at immigration detention centers. But the case of a Brazilian woman and her son illustrates what migrant advocates call a harsher approach to immigration enforcement that aims to separate parents
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents put on their navy blue jackets and walked into a trucking company’s office in Carson this week, sending waves of anxiety rippling through the building.
In the lobby, a nervous office manager greeted the team from ICE’s