How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Immigrant entrepreneurs, regional impact of Latino vote, disabled and in deportation, more

Visa Policy Change Would Lure Entrepreneurial Immigrants - Capitol News Connection Some lawmakers and high-tech industry lobbyists are pushing for the creation of a "Startup Visa" program that would provide green cards to immigrant entrepreneurs.

Lender gives low-income Latinos access to small loans - Los Angeles Times A man behind the "social entrepreneuring" startup Progreso Financiero is a grandson of Mexican immigrants.

Latino voters' impact varied by region - Los Angeles Times Most of the election-day wave that swept Democrats from office last week hit states where Latino voters make up only a small minority of the electorate.

Family fights disabled son's deportation - Honolulu Star-Advertiser A 26-year-old Korean-American man with Down's Syndrome faces deportation after his parents obtained legal status, but he could not.

Immigration Reform: Is it dead in 2010? - The Daily Beast With a GOP House, more enforcement-based measures are predicted.

"Ask a Chola" Unmasked, and Guess What? She's from Santa Ana! - OC Weekly The "chola" video blogger is outed as a non-chola named Chloe.

N.M. governor says 'no' to Arizona's immigration law - USA Today Governor-elect Susana Martinez, who took a hardline stance during her campaign, said she does not want an SB 1070-style law but that she will push to repeal a state law that allows driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.

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