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June 22, 2012 | Hector Tobar
Los Angeles Times People like Ana Venegas are said to be living "in the shadows. " It's the most annoying of all the metaphors in the immigration debate. And woefully inaccurate. Venegas, 23, entered this country illegally as a 10-month-old baby carried across the Mexico-U.S. border by her teenage mother. She's never been able to legalize her status. That makes her "undocumented," if you're someone sympathetic to her plight. And an "illegal" if you're not. But whatever you want to call her, the one thing you can't say about Ana is that she's been hiding.
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BUSINESS
April 27, 2014 | By Lisa Zamosky
Arlette Lozano came to this country 18 years ago from Mexico at age 8 when her mother sent her and her 3-year-old brother across the border with the help of a coyote - someone paid to smuggle people across the border. There wasn't enough money for their mother to travel with them, so the children came alone to meet an aunt living in East Los Angeles. "It was very scary," Lozano recalls. "I remember my mom telling me not to fall asleep because they can kidnap us. " Lozano, now a 26-year-old student at UCLA with a double major in global studies and anthropology, grew up in Fullerton with her brother and mother, who eventually made her way to the U.S. Despite distant memories of the dangerous trek she and her brother took years ago, she says she knows no other life than the one she's lived here in America.
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OPINION
May 24, 2007
Re "For citizens only," editorial, May 22 Let me get this straight: State Sen. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) is sponsoring legislation that would enable undocumented students to receive financial aid at public colleges and universities, even though the same aid is often denied to many students here legally. What's wrong with this picture? If there is such thing as a list of the most absurd legislative proposals, this is right up there with supplying illegal aliens with driver's licenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Administrators from California's two public university systems called Wednesday for the state to provide student loans to some immigrants in the country illegally to cover expenses not met with state scholarships. UC President Janet Napolitano and Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez said their  university systems are backing legislation creating the loan program, which will cost the state and campuses up to $9.1 million the first year. Napolitano noted that the state previously granted students in the country illegally access to state scholarships and the in-state residence rate.
NEWS
May 11, 1989
Thousands of undocumented aliens who did not apply for amnesty under 1986 changes in immigration laws have been forced "into a fearful underground and impoverished existence," immigration rights advocates told Congress. Other witnesses testified that the Immigration and Naturalization Service has attempted to deport undocumented family members of aliens who have been granted temporary residency, a charge the agency vigorously disputed. Muriel Heiberger, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, told the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, refugees and international law that the Immigration Reform and Control Act has left tens of thousands of undocumented aliens vulnerable to exploitation and poverty.
OPINION
April 11, 2005
Re "Real ID, Unreal Expectations," editorial, April 6: Favoring issuance of driver's licenses to undocumented workers is inconsistent with a state's obligation under the U.S. and the state constitutions to enforce the laws of the United States. House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr.'s (R-Wis.) "crusade" is not anti-immigrant -- it is anti-undocumented immigrant. A DMV official who is aware that an applicant for a driver's license is illegally in the U.S. should notify the Department of Homeland Security instead of issuing a document that appears to be a formal recognition of the applicant's right to reside in the U.S. It is ludicrous to suggest that an undocumented worker in the U.S. illegally would furnish the DMV with his or her true identity, making us all feel safer.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1993 | ELIZABETH SISCO and LOUIS HOCK and DAVID AVALOS, Sisco, Hock and Avalos are San Diego artists who produced the Arte-Reembolso/Art Rebate project. and
Let's see if we've got this straight. The Arte-Reembolso/Art Rebate project returned tax dollars to undocumented taxpayers. In response, an L.A. Times editorial, "Bad Show," (Aug. 6) charged: 1) . . . that the Centro Cultural de la Raza and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, have been "left in a precarious situation." Why? Because they did not censor a project commissioned as part of "La Frontera/The Border." The exhibition, focusing on the inherently controversial U.S.
BUSINESS
October 12, 1997
Finally. The ultimate dehumanization of undocumented workers ["INS Raids Shut Puck Cafe, Fellow O.C. Mall Eatery," Sept. 10]. They are mere "equipment" at BirraPorretti's, a posh restaurant for the well-to-do in an Orange County borough. RODOLFO VICTORIA Glendale
NEWS
May 22, 1992
College fees--In some editions of Thursday's Times, a headline on Page A3 incorrectly identified the university system ordered by a judge to charge in-state fees for undocumented immigrants. The order involved the California State University system.
OPINION
April 29, 2009
Re "Health cuts for illegal immigrants," April 27 The Times notes that some counties are barring undocumented immigrants from all but emergency healthcare to save money. That means that the undocumented day-care workers, restaurant busboys, cashiers and other service workers with flu symptoms will be discouraged from seeking care and will drag themselves to work instead. As the swine flu scare grows, is that really what we want? Steven P. Wallace Los Angeles The writer is associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg brought undocumented immigrants to Silicon Valley to "hack" for immigration reform. Twenty immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children began taking part in a 25-hour "hackathon" Wednesday at LinkedIn's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. The young software programmers broke into small groups to spend all night coming up with new applications as part of an effort to put the spotlight back on what they say is an urgent need for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO - For the first two years of his late-in-life second act as governor, Jerry Brown focused almost exclusively on California's woeful budget situation. Now, with the immediate crisis having passed after a hard-won tax increase, Brown is back trying to change the world, like the Jerry Brown of yesteryear. But instead of looking toward higher office, the three-times-unsuccessful candidate for president is trying to effect that change from the state Capitol. As he works through hundreds of bills on his desk that must be signed or vetoed by Oct. 13, Brown has taken steps aimed at combating global warming, reversing growing income disparity and giving undocumented immigrants a series of new rights.
NEWS
April 4, 2013 | By Ted Rall
Farmers claim they need to hire undocumented workers under the H-2A visa program because they can't find enough American applicants. Indeed, few Americans apply and those who do, don't work out. Why? ALSO: The new reality at the border Photo gallery: Ted Rall cartoons Goldberg: Is disability the new welfare? Follow Ted Rall on Twitter @TedRall  
OPINION
January 3, 2013
Although Congress has failed to approve even the most modest proposals to fix the country's dysfunctional immigration system, the Obama administration has managed to make some improvements. Take, for example, a new rule unveiled Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security that will reduce the amount of time that undocumented immigrants who are the children and spouses of U.S. citizens must spend outside the country while they legalize their status. Currently, undocumented immigrants who qualify for a visa because they are an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen must return to their homelands to claim it. But once they leave the United States, they trigger automatic penalties that can bar them from returning for as long as 10 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2012 | By Larry Gordon and Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times
UC Berkeley announced a $1-million grant Tuesday to boost financial aid for undocumented students, which is thought to be the largest gift of its kind in the nation. The donation from the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund will supplement state aid for undocumented students that is scheduled to roll out over the next two semesters in a policy change authorized by the California Dream Act. Undocumented students will be eligible for state aid but not for federal grants or loans, and the donation - along with other private funds - will help fill in the gaps, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2012 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
A plan to provide official photo identification cards for illegal immigrants moved easily through a Los Angeles City Council committee Tuesday with an array of supporters lauding it as a practical way to incorporate into civic life the area's large undocumented population. Ed Reyes, a member of the Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee, said it's "about time" that Los Angeles residents, regardless of immigration status, have the ability to easily open bank accounts and access city services.
OPINION
December 6, 1992
The Commentary piece by Sergio Munoz (Nov. 12) and your editorial (Nov. 11) concerning the negative fiscal and social impact of illegal immigration were sterling examples of biased journalism based on misleading information. The concerns I expressed after reviewing the exhaustive study authorized unanimously by the Board of Supervisors and conducted by the county's Department of Internal Services were directed toward undocumented aliens and not toward legal immigrants, who are treasured assets to our county and our nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1992
In "Two Crushed to Death in Railroad Car," (Times Valley Edition, Nov. 18), Vicki Torres wrote that the accident involved "illegal aliens." The term "illegal aliens" should be permanently replaced with "undocumented people." No one should be referred to as an illegal alien, particularly not Mexicans, since this land was once a part of Mexico. Who's the real illegal alien, pilgrim? XOCHITL RODRIGUEZ San Fernando
OPINION
October 7, 2012
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck's decision last week not to hand over hundreds of undocumented illegal immigrants arrested each year to the federal government for deportation is a wise choice that will help rather than hurt public safety. The federal program Beck is challenging has never done what it was supposed to do, which is to assist with the deportation of violent and dangerous criminals who are in this country illegally. Known as Secure Communities, the program requires state and local police to share the fingerprints of anyone booked into a local jail with federal authorities, who then check them against criminal and immigration databases.
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