How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Immigration policy reversals, DREAM Act update, Steve Li's release, Latinos and Alzheimer's, more

Reversals by immigration officials are sowing mistrust - The Washington Post Advocates on both the right and the left say that shifting positions by officials - such as a reversal on whether jurisdictions could opt out of one enforcement program - have created a climate of mistrust.

Steve 'Shing Ma' Li freed as Feinstein intervenes - San Francisco Chronicle On Friday, immigration officials announced plans to release Li from a detention center in Arizona. The Chinese-American student was scheduled for deportation to Peru, where he was born while his family lived there temporarily.

California's US senators support DREAM Act - 89.3 KPCC When the Senate returns to Washington, D.C. after Thanksgiving, Democratic leaders promise to schedule a vote on the proposed legislation that would allow qualifying undocumented students and military hopefuls access to legal status.

Alzheimer's exacts heavy toll among Latinos - Los Angeles Times Research shows that Latinos in the U.S. tend to get the condition almost seven years earlier than non-Hispanic whites.

Islam and American History: What You Didn't Know - New America Media On journalist Jonathan Curiel's new book, "Al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots."

Latinos, Asians more worried about environment than whites, poll finds - Los Angeles Times Voters from the two ethnic groups are "significantly more concerned" about core environmental issues, according to a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll.

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