How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Lou Dobbs' hiring practices, Meg Whitman's maid, record deportations and more

Report: Lou Dobbs Used Illegal Immigrant Labor - Political Hotsheet - CBS News The "what the..." story of the moment: CBS' take on The Nation's investigation (below) into Dobbs' hiring practices.

Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite | The Nation The Dobbs hiring story as broken by The Nation, whose investigation included interviews with former employees who allegedly worked without papers.

Attorney: Whitman's ex-housekeeper has 20-year U.S. work, tax history - Sacramento Bee More on Nicandra Diaz Santillan, the undocumented former housekeeper of gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.

U.S. deportations reach record high - The Washington Post U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attributes the record deportations under the Obama administration to the 287g and Secure Communities programs, which involve cooperation with local law enforcement agencies.

Edward Schumacher-Matos - What if the Latino vote stays home? - The Washington Post Schumacher-Matos discusses the big what-if as posed by two recent reports on Latino voters, including the results of a Pew Hispanic Center survey showing weak voter motivation.

Outside groups appeal to Latinos on Fiorina's behalf - Los Angeles Times Anti-gay marriage and anti-abortion groups are launching Spanish-language television ads this week presenting Carly Fiorina as a candidate who shares Latino voters' values.

Mexican president calls Nobel "cause for Latin American pride" - Monsters and Critics The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has won this year's Nobel Prize for Literature.

Opinion: Ruben Navarrette Jr.: A sad sign off for pioneering news anchor - San Jose Mercury News Navarrette on the inelegant exit of CNN's Rick Sanchez: Within Sanchez's "poisonous" rant was a valid point about minority tokenism in the newsroom.

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