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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1986
Archbishop Roger Mahoney's protest (Letters, May 18) of Supervisor Mike Antonvich's campaign ad calling attention to Southern California's illegal immigration problem is just the latest installment in a long-running series of actions and public statements casting him as the most openly pro-Hispanic Catholic bishop in modern U.S. history. There certainly is nothing inappropriate in the archbishop giving attention to the largest ethnic group in his territory, but over the years, in Fresno and Stockton as well as in Los Angeles, he has allowed his obsession with Hispanic relations to blind him to the existence of very serious problems that uncontrolled illegal immigration is creating.
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OPINION
September 3, 1995 | Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute and a public-policy fellow at Pepperdine University. He is also business-trends analyst at Fox TV
Long ignored and frequently disdained, the Southern California apparel industry has suddenly gained a notoriety it would happily forsake. Recurring reports about violence and labor-law abuses in the nether world of sewing contractors have bolstered claims that Los Angeles' top manufacturing industry is little more than a Third World sinkhole. The reports of near-slavery conditions at some sweatshops have even prompted officials to muse that the region would be better off without the industry.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Poets have been called the "unacknowledged legislators of the world. " (A poet, naturally, coined the phrase.) On Wednesday, a cross-section of L.A. musical street poets and activists -- including members of the bands Ozomatli, Quetzal, La Santa Cecilia, Las Cafeteras and La Chamba -- will be taking part in the May Day International Workers Day and Immigration Reform March in downtown Los Angeles. As they explained at a Tuesday morning press conference, they're urging others to march with them, and they hope to inspire legislators in Washington, D.C., to get busy enacting comprehensive immigration reform and extending human rights protections to migrant workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mayor Tom Bradley proudly calls Los Angeles "the new Ellis Island," where waves of immigrants have produced amazing cultural diversity. But increasingly schools, courts and businesses throughout Southern California are struggling to cope with scores of languages that threaten to create a metropolitan Babel. Examples abound: - The Los Angeles Unified School District tries to teach most courses in the students' native languages until they develop fluency in English.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1992
Let's be up front about it. Immigration hasn't been a big issue in this year's presidential campaign. But that doesn't mean many voters haven't been thinking about it. In fact, in Southern California immigration is regarded by political professionals as a "hot button" issue, one of those topics that gets such a strong response among voters that it can even be used to elect or defeat candidates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2007 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Aggressive immigration enforcement has led to record numbers of detainees in California and around the nation, prompting the federal government to speed up deportations and increasingly rely on transfers and contracts with local jails and private companies. The detainee population jumped to nearly 27,900 nationwide in fiscal year 2007, up from about 19,700 the previous year, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1991 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal officials went to the scene of an ongoing conflict over day laborers in Agoura Hills on Thursday and announced plans for a crackdown on illegal immigrants and their employers at street-corner hiring sites around Southern California. An Immigration and Naturalization Service task force will put new emphasis on citing employers who hire illegal immigrant laborers in violation of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, said Robert Moschorak, Los Angeles INS district director.
NEWS
June 14, 1991 | ELAINE WOO and KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It started as a teen-age prank: Dennis had hidden Albert's notebook. One boy started pushing, the other shoved back. Soon, the two high school students were pounding each other with their fists. The scuffle, as Dennis sees it, went deeper than it seemed. Dennis is black and Albert is Latino. In junior high, they had been friends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1990 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Holy day prayers at the mosque on Vermont Avenue seemed to take on an air of urgency Friday as the peoples and lands of the Persian Gulf were thrust ever closer to war. "It is a mess. God help us," an Iraqi woman dressed in a brown hijab said as she made her way barefoot to the women's section--behind the men--of the mosque at the Islamic Center of Southern California.
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March 13, 1995 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Widely known for its old money, the Tournament of Roses and, more recently, the transformation of a blighted area of its downtown into a retail and restaurant showcase, Pasadena also has a claim to fame in the history of the nation's efforts to desegregate schools.
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