How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Visa lottery lawsuit, a red-blue divide on immigration, minority education, Baptists for immigration reform, more

California lawyer sues State Dept. over revoked green card lottery - CNN A Los Angeles immigration lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of several people who were notified they had won a federal green card lottery, but whose hopes were dashed after the agency tossed out the results.

Crystal Cathedral: At troubled Crystal Cathedral, a new ministry outstrips the traditional one - Los Angeles Times Over the past two years, thanks to Spanish-language services held by an Argentine minister, the troubled Garden Grove megachurch's Hispanic Ministry has grown from 300 people to 3,000.

Minority education: Minority men falling behind academically, study finds - Los Angeles Times Young black and Latino men fall behind their contemporaries in nearly every measure of educational attainment, with large numbers facing the prospect of unemployment or incarceration.

Immigrant Moguls Vie to Write Future of Borders - Wall Street Journal Jahm Najafi and Alec Gores, immigrants who hail from Iran and Israel, respectively, are separately negotiating to buy Borders out of bankruptcy proceedings

America's red-blue divide widens on illegal immigrants - Christian Science Monitor The recent actions of Alabama, which just approved the nation's strictest state immigration law, and New York, where the governor just announced he wants out of the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, highlight how red states and blue states are heading in opposite directions on immigration.

Southern Baptists Call for Immigration Reform - Fox News Latino The Southern Baptist Convention has drafted a resolution supporting a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, allowing them to make restitution and move toward citizenship.

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