How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Border security questions, shark fin soup, migration from North Africa, detention centers and assault, more

Disparity in border security under review - USA Today As illegal immigration debate has intensified in recent years, the federal government's response has been additional border security, putting additional Border Patrol agents and National Guard troops to work along the southwest border.

Shark fin soup: Proposed shark fin ban has Chinese restaurants in a stir - Los Angeles Times Restaurant owners are opposing the proposed ban, and say shark fins are an essential part of Chinese cuisine.

Libya: 400 illegal immigrants 'disappear' on way to Italy - Telegraph Suspected casualties mount as northward migration continues from troubled North Africa; two boats that set off from Libya almost two weeks ago have not been seen since.

Prison Sexual Assault Reforms Won't Cover Immigrant Detention Centers - Huffington Post A proposed Department of Justice rule would not would not include immigrant detention centers in corrections-system standards designed to prevent rape and other of sexual assault.

Gay couple's immigration plight: Ailing New Yorker may be torn from spouse over visa - New York Daily News The couple used to travel back and forth between the United States and South Africa every six months to comply with visa rules, but now one of them is too ill to continue to travel.

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