How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Supreme Court upholds Arizona employer law, California Dream Act on table, Stockton mosque arson, more

Supreme Court upholds Ariz. law punishing employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants - The Washington Post The high court has upheld Arizona’s 2007 law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters.

MTA Crenshaw Line: Black leaders cry foul on absence of Leimert Park stop - 89.3 KPCC The Metropolitan Transit Authority votes today on the proposed Crenshaw light rail line. Plans call for a stop at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, but not at nearby Leimert Park Village, a historic center of African American life in L.A.

California DREAM Act, Part II, Awaits Passage - San Fernando Sun The second of two bills referred to as the California Dream Act is AB 131, which would allow more access to financial aid for undocumented college students. A committee vote is scheduled for Friday; a related bill was already approved.

Deportation program: Los Angeles is urged to back limiting scope of local participation in deportation program - Los Angeles Times Two City Council members are proposing scaled back participation in the controversial Secure Communities federal immigration enforcement program, which requires cooperation from local law enforcement.

Stockton mosque fire an arson, investigators say; $10,000 reward offered - Sacramento Bee Investigators said yesterday that an early-morning fire that burned down a Stockton mosque last month was the work of an arsonist.

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