US sued over health insurance rule for immigrant families

A lawsuit Wednesday accused the Trump administration of preventing Americans from bringing their foreign spouses and parents to live with them in the United States by requiring those immigrants to pro...

Fire has industry rethinking guidance to dump burning trash

A deadly blaze that tore through a Southern California mobile home community this month started when a trash truck caught fire and the driver dumped the burning garbage on the side the road. ...

California to end use of private, for-profit prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is banning the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation he...

New California lab seeks cure to deadly citrus disease

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California is opening a new front in the battle against a disease that has decimated citrus groves across the world and looms as a threat to the state's orange crop. ...

Swamped immigration courts manage to fast-track family cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. authorities are fast-tracking families' cases through immigration courts in a bid to discourage many from making the journey to seek refuge in the United States. ...

US citizens and Iranian relatives sue over travel ban

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A group of American citizens and legal residents trying to bring Iranian spouses and other family to join them in the United States has filed a federal lawsuit saying they are...

Trump puts his stamp on nation's immigration courts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In just 2½ years, the Trump administration has put its stamp on the nation's immigration court system, appointing more than 4 in 10 judges while dramatically expanding the bench and...

Separating extended families at border in effect for years

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year after President Donald Trump ended his widely criticized practice of separating migrant children from parents, his administration is again under fire for a different kind of...

Doctors, lawyers portray dire conditions for child migrants

CLINT, Texas (AP) — Immigrant advocates are asking a federal judge to immediately require inspections and let doctors into border detention facilities where they say sleep-deprived, flu-stricken child...

Migrants sue over wait for their files to fight deportation

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrants are accusing the U.S. government of failing to promptly give them their own immigration documents, hampering their ability to fight deportation and apply for citize...

California congresswoman supports Trump impeachment inquiry

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Rep. Katie Porter on Monday threw her support behind an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, adding another Democratic lawmaker to those clamorin...

Paraplegic man sues, says Avenatti kept settlement money

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A paraplegic man previously represented by Michael Avenatti has filed a lawsuit alleging the embattled lawyer neglected to pay him millions he was due in a settlement with Los...

Back home, Democrats hear a lot, or not much, on impeachment

YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — In suburban Philadelphia, it took about eight minutes into the question-and-answer session at freshman Rep. Madeleine Dean's town hall for someone to ask about impeachment. ...

Advocates decry delays in release of migrant kids

MIAMI (AP) — Immigrant advocates say the U.S. government is allowing migrant children at a Florida facility to languish in "prison-like conditions" after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border instead of rel...

US will train dozens of border agents to screen for asylum

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Immigration officials say they will train dozens of U.S. border patrol agents to start screening immigrants on the southwest border for asylum amid a surge in the number o...