How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: The fate of different state immigration bills, Persian New Year, deportees in Haiti, skinheads in Claremont, more

Immigration reform: Glimpse of the future in Arizona and Utah? - Christian Science Monitor The fate of two very different sets of immigration bills last week, one in Arizona and one in Utah, suggest that the business community can play a critical role in shaping immigration legislation.

Celebration at City Hall -- for Nowruz, not budget prospects - Los Angeles Times The occasion was Nowruz, the Persian New Year. L.A.'s large Iranian American community marks the holiday every year with a party at City Hall.

Strangers in a Strange Land - The New York Times A video documents the experiences of deported Haitian Americans, some who came to the United States at a young age, surviving in post-earthquake Haiti. "This is hell," one says.

National Guard to leave Mexico border in June - WDAF More than a thousand National Guard troops brought in last year to assist with security on the U.S.-Mexico border are set to leave in June.

Japanese-Americans and expats counter feelings of helplessness by donating after quake - The Washington Post Japanese Americans throughout the U.S. have found touching and sometimes imaginative ways to donate or raise money for those injured and displaced by the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Claremont anti-immigration protest: White supremacists, immigrant rights activists face off in Claremont - Los Angeles Times Neo-Nazis took to the streets to protest illegal immigration, drawing counter-protesters. "We patrol the borders, we see the devastation, we see the drugs, we know the reality," one of the white supremacists said.

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