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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The COVID-19 pandemic was even deadlier for working-age Latino immigrants than previously known, according to a recent University of Southern California study. Latino immigrants between the ages of 20 and 54 are nearly 11.6 times more likely to die from the virus than U.S.-born people who are not Latino, according to the study. The figure "astonished" the study's lead ...

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WASHINGTON — Immigration advocates are praising the Biden administration for including a proposal to expand Pell Grant eligibility to some undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children in its fiscal 2022 budget request. “We celebrate the inclusion of DACA recipients in Pell Grants and we recognize the administration’s commitment to undocumented students,” Juliana Macedo do ...

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Six years ago, I took a fateful trip to Mississippi with my husband, Baldwin Chiu, and his family in search of his grandfather's gravesite. As a Chinese American growing up in Diamond Bar, California, I had never ventured into the Deep South before this trip. What started out as a family vacation turned into an excavation of the hidden history of not just my husband's family, but of Chinese ...

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The thousands of migrants trying to enter the United States at the southern border have sparked a fresh wave of political debate over who should be let into the country and how minors and others seeking asylum should be treated. Republicans have launched a political blitz against Democrats by painting President Joe Biden as the cause of a so-called surge at the southern border. Meanwhile, ...

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The U.S. risks losing its status as the world’s largest economy to China by the end of the decade if it doesn’t increase legal immigration, according to a study released Wednesday by a tech group that favors admitting more foreign workers. The report projects that the American economy will be three-quarters the size of China’s by 2050 under current U.S. population trends and immigration ...

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Sometimes "Saturday Night Live" misses a golden opportunity. Julia-Louis Dreyfus and Chris Rock were famously underutilized during their short stints with the late-night sketch show. Nasim Pedrad stuck around longer than they did, but aside from impressions of Ariana Huffington and Kim Kardashian, she never really made a mark during her stint from 2009 to 2014. Now she's finally getting a ...

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LOS ANGELES — It wasn't until after the Atlanta shootings last month that members of Hyun Jung Grant's family understood she worked in a massage parlor, rather than a cosmetic shop, as the South Korean immigrant had told her children. The predominant image in America of immigrants from Korea, China, India and other Asian countries is one of highly skilled, driven workers, often dominating ...

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It was a breakthrough event befitting Cesar Chavez Day: A major poll showed that California voters support providing tax-paid health care for immigrants living here illegally. In all the polling by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California over many years, it had never before found support among likely voters for giving full-blown public health care to undocumented immigrants. ...