How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: The PA hate crime conviction, the EPA and communities of color, a birthright citizenship bill, more

Soul-searching in Shenandoah - Opinion - The Times-Tribune On the conviction last week of two young Pennsylvania men for the hate-crime beating death of undocumented immigrant Luis Ramirez in 2008.

Smuggler who used Lynwood 'drop house' can get 10 years - Long Beach Press-Telegram When a search warrant was served on the Lynwood house, 37 undocumented immigrants were found inside.

EPA's "environmental justice" tour comes to California - Los Angeles Times New EPA chief Lisa Jackson: “Too often it's the poor and minority communities who have little voice in environmental decisions, but live in the shadow of the worst pollution."

Disney should lead the way on acceptance of Muslim clothing and customs - Los Angeles Times An interesting take on Disney and the two female Muslim employees who have pressed the company on their right to wear hijab at work.

Supreme Court to hear Ashcroft appeal of US Muslim's detention - Christian Science Monitor The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether former Attorney General John Ashcroft can be held responsible for the wrongful detention and interrogation of Abdullah Al-Kidd, a former college football star.

First Read - Angle to Latino teens: 'You look a little more Asian to me' - msnbc.com On GOP Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle address to a group of Hispanic students.

Political Insider: Russell Pearce begins work on a new immigration law - The Arizona Republic The architect of SB 1070 has teamed up again with law professor Kris Kobach, who helped draft the bill, to put together a new bill challenging the automatic right to U.S. citizenship for children born to undocumented immigrants.

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