How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Birthright citizenship, immigration prosecutions, support for Muslim UCI students, deportee and detainee deaths, m

The end of birthright citizenship: Could it happen here? - MULTI-AMERICAN Part of a series exploring the battle over the 14th Amendment as legislators opposed to birthright citizenship push proposals that would deny automatic citizenship to children of undocumented immigrants.

Study finds jump in immigration prosecutions - The Associated Press An analysis of government data shows a sharp jump in immigration prosecutions under the Obama administration, along with an increase in prosecutions for white-collar crime, drug violations, organized crime and corruption.

Attorney: Calif. man suspected of planning attack on Mich. mosque says he meant no harm - Los Angeles Times Roger Stockham, 63, of San Diego County was arrested Jan. 24 in Dearborn, Michigan outside the Islamic Center of America mosque. Police said he was wearing a ski mask and had powerful illegal fireworks in his car.

Protesters object to Muslim student subpoenas - The Orange County Register Community leaders, students and others upset over the recent issuing of grand jury subpoenas and possible criminal charges against students arrested during a protest last year at UC Irvine.

Haitian deportee dies after cholera-like symptoms - Miami Herald One of the first Haitians to be deported after the United States resumed removals to Haiti, temporarily suspended after the January 2010 earthquake, has died following cholera-like symptoms while in jail. The country is suffering a post-quake cholera epidemic that has killed more than 4,000 people.

Immigration detainee dies after going into cardiac arrest - The Orange County Register A 55-year-old Honduran man in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody died after going into cardiac arrest on Monday, immigration authorities announced Tuesday. He was housed at Theo Lacy Jail, where the country provides detention space to ICE on a contract basis.

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