How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: France burqa ban, Latino population growth and the GOP, 'LA Plaza' in LA, no arrests in Sikh shooting, more

France's Burqa Ban Adds To Anti-Muslim Climate - NPR A law banning the public use of veils covering the face, as worn by Muslim women, goes into effect in France today.

AZ planning crackdown on tax fraud; new scrutiny may affect migrants most - Arizona Daily Star People whose federal tax-identification numbers doesn't match the information provided on their W-2 forms will not get their refunds.

Latino Population Surge Poses Challenge to GOP - Wall Street Journal Right-leaning Sun Belt states are expected to add seats in Congress in the next election, but to take full advantage, Republicans must win over Latinos, who have fueled much of the population growth.

Los Angeles' LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes - Los Angeles Times The $54-million cultural center, which will include exhibitions on the city's Mexican American heritage, educational programs and live performances, opens next Saturday.

Sikhism: Attack on Sikh men triggers outcry in Elk Grove, Calif., and beyond - Los Angeles Times No arrests have been made in the shooting of Surinder Singh, 65, and Gurmej Atwal, 78, attacked while out walking in a Sacramento suburb. Singh was killed.

Bush sentenced to die in Arivaca killings - Arizona Daily Stars Jason Bush was sentenced to death last week in Arizona for the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father; it was Bush who pulled the trigger. Ringleader Shawna Forde was sentenced to death earlier this year.

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