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NATIONAL
October 10, 2007 | Theo Milonopoulos, Times Staff Writer
More than 1,300 alleged violent gang members and their associates, many of them undocumented immigrants, were arrested during a three-month crackdown in 23 cities, including Los Angeles and San Diego, federal officials said Tuesday. The arrests, announced by Julie L. Myers, head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, were part of a national initiative called Operation Community Shield that targets violent transnational street gangs.
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BUSINESS
August 22, 2007 | The Associated Press
The proportion of foreign-born Latinos at the lowest end of the wage scale fell by 6 percentage points over the decade ending in 2005, the Pew Hispanic Center reported Tuesday. In 2005, foreign-born Latino workers accounted for 36% of workers earning less than $8.50 an hour compared with 42% in 1995, according to the center's analysis of U.S. Census data. In the same period, the portion of foreign-born Latinos earning from $8.50 an hour to $16.20 in 2005 grew by about 5 percentage points.
BUSINESS
January 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Foreign-born entrepreneurs were behind 1 in 4 technology start-ups in the United States over the last decade, according to a study to be published today. A team of researchers at Duke University estimated 25.3% of technology and engineering companies started between 1995 and 2005 had founders, chief executives, presidents or chief technology officers who were born outside the U.S. That's striking, given that just 11.7% of the U.S. population is foreign-born, according to U.S. census data.
OPINION
November 16, 2006
In the Nov. 12 editorial about making naturalized citizens eligible for the presidency, you repeat the tired cliche that we're a "nation of immigrants." Nope. I was born in Chicago and have no other country to return to. The same is true for almost all of the people around me in Montana, and it was true for the large majority around me when I lived in Redondo Beach. As a grandson of immigrants, I recognize that the United States draws newcomers because our founders established a civil society wherein ordinary citizens can lead rewarding lives, not because legions of prior immigrants left unpromising situations to come here.
NATIONAL
August 15, 2006 | Robin Fields, Times Staff Writer
Immigrants have settled into a broad array of American communities over the last five years, bringing unprecedented ethnic diversity to the nation as a whole, new census data shows. The half-decade since 2000 has brought gradual and predictable ethnic changes to California, where of 35 million residents, a third are Latino, and where Asians outnumber African Americans more than 2 to 1. But changes in some parts of the nation have been dramatic.
HEALTH
July 24, 2006 | Karen Blum, Baltimore Sun
Doctor-patient communication has been the subject of jokes for years. But if a physician's accent is so strong that patients or colleagues can't understand his or her instructions, it's hardly a laughing matter. Lynda Katz Wilner, a speech pathologist in Owings Mills, Md., first observed this 25 years ago, when a foreign-born neurologist in a Philadelphia hospital was delivering a grand rounds lecture, ostensibly to demonstrate a patient's inability to comprehend directions after a stroke.
SPORTS
June 22, 2006 | Gerard Wright, Special to the Times
The color of the day is red: heart red, blood red, team red. It's the dominant color of the flag of Trinidad and Tobago, World Cup debutants in Germany; the color of emotion and home. It spills, just before 9 a.m. on a recent day, onto a sidewalk and to an adjoining parking lot, like an infusion of life and music into an otherwise nondescript Inglewood neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein and Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writers
Jean-Lou Chameau, a French-born civil engineer and the second-ranking official at Georgia Tech, was named the new president of Caltech on Friday. He will become the first foreign-born leader to head the celebrated Pasadena research university in its 115-year-history.
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