How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Anti-immigrant backlash, the Sanchez-Tran race, private prison industry's link to SB 1070, more

More U.S. Latinos say they face discrimination - The Washington Post Nearly two thirds of Latinos surveyed as part of a new study believe they are being discriminated as part of a backlash over illegal immigration.

Ethnic media take different views of Sanchez-Tran congressional race - 89.3 KPCC How ethnic media is covering the race for the 47th Congressional District in Orange County, what appears to be a close contest between Democratic incumbent Loretta Sanchez and Republican challenger Van Tran.

Ariz. Spends $1M To Defend Immigration Law - KPHO Phoenix Gov. Jan Brewer's office reportedly spent more than $620,000 defending Senate Bill 1070 in July alone.

Los Cenzontles: A 'Little Factory' Of Culture - NPR The group was formed when leader Eugene Rodriguez, a third-generation Mexican-American, created a place for kids in San Pablo, Calif. to hang out.

Prison Economics Help Drive Ariz. Immigration Law - NPR A report on the behind-the-scenes effort to help draft and pass Arizona Senate Bill 1070 by an industry that stands to benefit from it: the private prison industry, which benefits from immigrant detention contracts.

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