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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Immigration bills from the states, the 14th Amendment challenge, Arizona's anti-ethnic studies law, more

Immigration Battle Shifts to States With Wave of Bills - The New York Times Among other things, at least half a dozen states will introduce laws similar to Arizona's SB 1070, and a coordinated effort in at least five states will seek to do away with automatic U.S. citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants, as now guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.


Date set for unveiling of birthright citizenship bill - Arizona Capitol Times Arizona GOP leaders Sen. Russell Pearce, the author of SB 1070, and Rep. John Kavanagh plan a press conference Wednesday at the National Press Club to introduce model legislation that, they hope, would force the U.S. Supreme Court to reinterpret the 14th Amendment.


Watch out for those American-born criminals, Utah data suggest - Salt Lake Tribune Research from Brigham Young University attempting to quantify Utah’s crime rate for undocumented immigrants has so far found that they commit no more violent and property crime than people born and raised in the United States, and less by some measures.


Tom Horne: Tucson Unified School District runs afoul of ethnic studies law - Arizona Republic The Arizona state schools superintendent says that the very existence of a Mexican-American studies program violates a new state law, and that the only solution for the Tucson Unified School District is to do away with it.


APNewsBreak: Mexico plans immigration shake-up - Associated Press After a particularly bad year that included the massacre of 72 foreign migrants near the Texas border, the Mexican government plans to dismiss several top directors of its National Institute for Migration.


Storied E. Boston immigration hub to be demolished - The Boston Globe A nearly century-old relic of Boston’s immigration history is being demolished. The former East Boston Immigration Station processed an estimated 23,000 immigrants between 1920 and 1954 and was once considered the city's version of Ellis Island.


Greece to build 128-mile anti-migrant wall - The Telegraph Greece has announced controversial plans to build a new wall to keep out immigrants along its land border with Turkey.

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