How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: New Arizona-style law in Georgia, LA Plaza opens in L.A, a birther bill, Latinos and redistricting, more

Georgia immigration law: Georgia passes immigration bill similar to Arizona's - Los Angeles Times Police would be empowered to check the immigration status of "criminal" suspects and many businesses would be required to check the status of potential hires.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes to celebrate its grand opening - 89.3 KPCC LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes opens Saturday in downtown Los Angeles, near Olvera Street. It’s the city’s first permanent Mexican-American cultural center.

Arizona Legislature Approves Bill Requiring Presidential Candidates To Prove U.S. Citizenship - Huffington Post Arizona legislators gave final approval last night to a proposal that would require President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens before their names can appear on the state's ballot.

Group wants legislative map to reflect Hispanic growth - Houston Chronicle A Texas redistricting task force has unveiled a map that would add five Latino-majority districts as political boundaries are redrawn based on new census data.

Asians, Latinos sue over San Mateo County voting - San Francisco Chronicle A group of Asian Americans and Latinos filed a voting-rights lawsuit Thursday against San Mateo County, the only county in California that elects supervisors in at-large balloting rather than by districts.

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