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November 17, 1998
Responding to the ravages of Hurricane Mitch, the Immigration and Naturalization Service announced Monday that it is extending through Jan. 7 the temporary suspension of deportations to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. U.S. officials had previously put off deportations to the four hard-hit Central American nations until Nov. 23.
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July 3, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Cambodian emigre was acquitted Friday of federal charges that he harbored illegal immigrants who worked at a house of prostitution in Long Beach. Vu Tieng-Phou, also acquitted of conspiracy, was given a bit of friendly advice by his lawyer after the verdict. "You be careful," said defense attorney Steven M. Cron. "You don't go places where you don't know the people."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1992 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County spends $946 million to provide public services to recently arrived immigrants, but these same immigrants pay $4.3 billion in taxes to federal, state and county government, according to an official study released Monday. The report showed that much of the tax revenue generated by immigrants is distributed to federal and state government, with the county receiving only $139 million, about 3.2% of the immigrants' total tax contribution.
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July 2, 1999 | JULIE HA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old mother of three testified Thursday that she worked as a prostitute to support her mother and children in Mexico. The woman, identified only as Rosalva because of her age, testified in federal court on the last day of a trial of a man accused of running a prostitution ring in Long Beach.
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March 17, 1987 | TED VOLLMER and DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writers
Immigration officials said Monday that a pilot program aimed at deporting hundreds of illegal and legal aliens convicted of crimes and serving time in county jails has begun in Los Angeles and three other cities. The program here consists of "tracking" records to determine the citizenship status of Los Angeles County Jail inmates. Those found to be aliens, whether in the country illegally or not, could be subject to deportation after serving their sentences.
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June 17, 1998 | PATRICK KERKSTRA and PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal authorities Tuesday charged three men with smuggling after three dozen illegal immigrants were found at a Watts home where police say they were being held as prisoners. Officials learned of the immigrants' captivity after Spanish-language KMEX-TV Channel 34 alerted authorities to hand-written notes stating that people were being held in the home against their will. The case underscores how mounting enforcement pressure along the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1992 | BILL BOYARSKY
The illegal immigration issue is a persistent undercurrent in this election. You hear it in races for the U.S. Senate and in the less-publicized hand-to-hand combat for control of California's congressional delegation and state legislative seats, especially in Southland areas struggling with the recession.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Los Angeles County, with a health system in crisis and one of the heaviest concentrations of low-income, medically needy people in the nation, President Clinton's health plan promises mixed blessings. It would provide health insurance to most of the estimated 2.7 million county residents who lack coverage. The plan would pump a stream of money to patients whose care has contributed heavily to a financial crisis that has public and private hospitals on the critical list.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1990
A man who drank about 20 beers, then passed out while burglarizing an elderly couple's home was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to felony charges. William Spencer Castro, 21, an undocumented alien from El Salvador, was also sentenced Wednesday to one year of house arrest, placed on five years' probation and ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Castro admitted that he had about 20 beers before he broke into the home in Van Nuys last March, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1990
More than 600 immigrants flooded an Immigration and Naturalization Service office in Sepulveda Monday morning, mistakenly believing a rumor that today was the deadline to apply for legal residence status under the amnesty program. The rumor apparently started last Wednesday afternoon when the San Fernando legalization office on Parthenia Street ran out of the temporary work authorization cards issued to illegal aliens who have applied for residency under amnesty programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1999
Police this week discovered about 50 illegal immigrants from Mexico being held captive in a small home until they paid the smugglers who had transported them across the border, officials said. An El Monte police officer spotted a group of about 12 men running away from the house on Durfee Avenue at 9:30 a.m., Lt. John Burkhart said. The officer stopped to see what had happened and found 38 more people crammed inside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1998
Responding to the ravages of Hurricane Mitch, the Immigration and Naturalization Service announced Monday that it is extending through Jan. 7 the temporary suspension of deportations to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. U.S. officials had previously put off deportations to the four hard-hit Central American nations until Nov. 23.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1998
Nineteen Mexican nationals were found locked in a house Friday, apparently left there by smugglers awaiting payment for bringing the adults and children across the border. Sheriff's deputies went to the house in the 1760 block of Bolivar Street to serve eviction papers on tenants Friday morning. Instead of finding delinquent renters, the deputies discovered 16 adults and three children inside, authorities said. The front door lock had been reversed, so that no one could leave without a key.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1998 | PATRICK KERKSTRA and PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal authorities Tuesday charged three men with smuggling after three dozen illegal immigrants were found at a Watts home where police say they were being held as prisoners. Officials learned of the immigrants' captivity after Spanish-language KMEX-TV Channel 34 alerted authorities to hand-written notes stating that people were being held in the home against their will. The case underscores how mounting enforcement pressure along the U.S.
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January 15, 1998 | RADHA KRISHNAN THAMPI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Legal immigrants swamped local immigration service agencies Wednesday, the deadline to file applications seeking legal status for undocumented relatives. "It's overwhelming," said immigration attorney Enrique Arevalo, a former president of the Mexican American Bar Assn. "About 700,000 people across the country are affected by the changes in the law." Federal officials last year extended the deadline--which had been Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1996
A van riding suspiciously low to the ground gave away a dozen suspected illegal immigrants who made a short-lived escape through residential North Long Beach after police stopped the vehicle late Sunday. An officer rounded up the group at gunpoint 10 minutes after a patrol car stopped the van in the 100 block of East 51st Street, Long Beach police spokeswoman Karen Kerr said. All 12 waived their right to a trial Monday and were granted voluntary return to Mexico, a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1991
A Mexican national accused of leading authorities on a 100-mile chase into the San Fernando Valley after speeding through a border checkpoint was charged Monday with alien smuggling, authorities said. Jose Torres Leon, 24, was allegedly at the wheel of a 1973 Chevy Blazer that failed to stop at a checkpoint in San Clemente just after 1 a.m. Sunday, U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Ted Swofford said. The truck was packed with a dozen illegal aliens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1991
Eight illegal aliens from Mexico were rescued early Tuesday from a house in Paramount where seven smugglers were allegedly holding them for $400 ransom apiece, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. The plot by the so-called "coyotes"--smugglers who bring illegal aliens into the United States from Mexico for money--was uncovered after a friend of one of the captives called authorities, Deputy Mary Landreth said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1996
Residents of a quiet Rosemead neighborhood said Thursday they were shocked to learn that a home was an alleged brothel where five illegal immigrants were held as sex slaves. Four men were arrested and five women were taken into custody as protected witnesses Wednesday after sheriff's vice detectives and Immigration and Naturalization Service investigators raided a two-bedroom home in the 8900 block of Emerson Place, authorities said.
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