May 23, 2002 |
The Sept. 11 hijackers departed from the pattern of earlier terrorists by initially entering the country legally and breaking comparatively few laws before the attacks, according to an analysis released Wednesday. While Islamic terrorist schemes in the 1990s involved permanent U.S. residents and naturalized citizens, the Sept.
January 23, 2001 |
The pace of foreign immigration to California has finally slowed after an extraordinary three-decade surge and, as a result, poverty among immigrants is on the decline, according to a USC study to be released today. The key change is a significant drop in the proportion of new arrivals and the sharp growth of a more stable immigrant population consisting of those who have lived in the state for 10 years or more, the study said. Immigrants tend to do better economically the longer they are here.
August 26, 2004 |
Illegal immigrants cost the federal government more than $10 billion a year, and a program to legalize them would nearly triple the figure, a study released Wednesday said. The analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies, which opposes efforts to legalize the estimated 8 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, comes as Republicans are bracing for a fight over immigration at their convention next week in New York.
March 25, 2000 |
Today's record-setting economic boom has enriched most members of every major ethnic group except one--Latinos. The Federal Reserve's most recent survey of household finances shows that whites, African Americans and Asians have all gained ground during the expansion. By contrast, from 1995 to 1998--the most recent period studied--the median Latino household net worth fell by a whopping 24%.
April 9, 2002 |
The Immigration and Naturalization Service, seeking to close gaps exploited by the Sept. 11 hijackers, said Monday it will sharply reduce the length of time many foreign students and millions of other travelers may spend in the United States. INS Commissioner James W. Ziglar said his agency was seeking "the appropriate balance" between enforcing the law and welcoming legitimate visitors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2009 |
Los Angeles County health worker Leonardo Rincon lifts the birth certificate up to the light and expertly scrutinizes it. Do faint watermarks show up? Yes. He rubs his thumb over the official seal to see if it is raised. It is. He checks the number of digits in the document number. Perfect. Ruth Torres, he decides, has brought in valid U.S. birth certificates for her six children, a valid U.S. passport for her husband and a valid green card for herself, a legal immigrant from Mexico.