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Cindy Carcamo
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Immigration reporter for the Los Angeles Times
Immigration reporter for the Los Angeles Times

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What happens when a group of diners in a Montana town who talk tough on illegal immigration find out their favorite restaurant owner is actually in the country illegally?

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What's PLAN B – “if I get deported”? Two different generations, two very different answers. Lisa Biagiotti made a fabulous video, illustrating how two different generations of immigrants negotiate living in the U.S. without legal status. Karla and her parents opened up to Lisa and I about their approach to American life.

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My story today about how LGBT immigrants are increasingly in the forefront of the immigrant rights movement. With CIR dead on a federal level, this particular group is taking a more brazen approach than ever before. 

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The latest out of Albuquerque today. The DOJ appoints a monitor to oversee reform at Albuquerque PD, after a rash of deadly officer-involved shootings.

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Sheriff's officials have released the 911 recording from the Florida grandfather who shot his daughter and his six grandchildren. One of the most disturbing 911 calls I've heard in my career.  Don Spirit didn't sound regretful. He seemed frustrated, angry and even cussed at the dispatcher.
The most chilling part? He said the following when the dispatcher asked him about what gun he used.
“It doesn’t matter what kind of gun I’ve got,” he said. “They’re all dead and when you get here I’ll shoot myself and then you can figure out what kind of gun it is.”

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The feds are fighting to keep the U.S. Border Patrol agent's name under seal, nearly two years after the deadly shooting.

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This is why I've been in Artesia, New Mexico the last few days.
A woman named Heidy, who fled her abusive husband in Honduras, is the first test case since the highest immigration court in the U.S. issued a ruling last week recognizing domestic violence as a basis for granting asylum.
Even police told her to leave her country because they said they could not protect her from her husband, a drug trafficker who spat on her, raped her — the first time when she was 17 — and threatened her at gunpoint
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ff-immig-domestic-20140906-story.html

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Yes. It's true. Flooding does happen in Arizona. Rainfall was so bad Tuesday that it forced evacuations and led to dramatic scenes of rescues in the Phoenix area.

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An 11-year-old U.S. citizen boy was kept locked up for more than a month at an immigration detention center in Artesia, N.M. He was released Wednesday after an attorney made the discovery. He may have been deported to Central America if it hadn't come to light. You can read more below.

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Inadequate food, disease and unsanitary conditions are reported in several detention facilities throughout the Southwest. Read my story to find out more.
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