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Politics Oct 14California GOP says it won’t remove unofficial ballot boxes
Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, both Democrats, say the boxes are illegal. They have ordered the party to remove them by Thursday.
Politics Oct 13California orders GOP to remove unofficial ballot boxes
Padilla's office sent Republicans a cease and desist letter ordering them to remove the drop boxes by Thursday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra threatened to prosecute anyone trying to improperly solicit ballots.
Health Apr 30WATCH: California governor orders Orange County beaches to close
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered beaches in Orange County to close until further notice.
Health Mar 26Judges, lawyers push to close immigration courts amid virus
The Trump administration is telling immigration judges, attorneys and migrants to keep preparing for hearings and coming to court. Lawyers and judges are calling for a total shutdown and say most hearings can be done by phone so immigrants aren't stuck…
Health Feb 01U.S. evacuees ‘relieved’ about quarantine on military base
Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from China because of the new virus are “very relieved’ to be quarantined at a military base in Southern California for two weeks, one of them said Friday.
Nation Oct 11California to end its use of for-profit prisons, including for immigrant detention
California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings.
Nation Sep 28Judge blocks Trump rules for detained migrant kids
A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely.
Nation Sep 27Judge says Trump’s migrant child detention rules go against Flores agreement
The judge issued a tentative ruling indicating she will likely block the Trump rules from taking effect.
Nation Aug 21WATCH: Trump administration proposes longer detention of migrant families
The Department of Homeland Security is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention.
Nation Aug 0356,000 cases put on fast-track in US immigration courts
A Trump administration pilot program in 10 cities from Baltimore to Los Angeles aimed at fast-tracking court hearings to discourage migrants from making the journey to seek refuge in the United States.