How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Secure Communities controversy, Florida immigrants rally, grim discoveries continue in Tamaulipas, more

Janet Napolitano clarifies immigration program - San Francisco Chronicle Amid controversy over misleading e-mails and a California opt-out bill, the Homeland Security chief has reiterated that local governments cannot decide on their own to "exclude themselves" from the Secure Communities fingerprint-sharing program.

Immigrants rally statewide - Miami Herald Immigrant activists and supporters are organizing protests this week across Florida to protest two immigration enforcement bills being debated in the Legislature, including an Arizona-style bill.

Lawmaker who slammed immigrant pot-smokers arrested on drug charge - USA Today A Rhode Island state legislator who once criticized the state government by invoking the image of pot-smoking immigrants denies a DUI charge he received after being arrested for alleged marijuana possession.

Mexico bodies: The killing in Tamaulipas, Mexico, has been going on for months - Los Angeles Times The discovery of the bodies of dozens migrants found last year near the Texas border appears to have been just the beginning. At least 177 bodies have been unearthed by now.

Mexican actress gets jail time in immigration, marriage fraud case - Los Angeles Times Actress Fernanda Romero and her husband were sentenced to 15 weekends in jail after they admitted to committing marriage fraud so that she could enter the country.

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