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In the news this morning: Language clash over store signs, Georgia's new immigration law, rise in Latino UC students, more

Sign of the times: Proposal to rewrite NYC store signs in English sparks culture clash - The Washington Post Two city council members are drafting legislation that would require store signs in in Flushing, Queens to be primarily in English.

Mexico captures mastermind behind ICE agent slaying - Brownsville Herald Mexican authorities announced the arrest of Jesus Enrique "El Mamito" Rejón Aguilar, one of the top leaders in the Zetas drug cartel, who is accused in the death of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata. The agent was shot to death in February on a Mexican highway.

Immigration bill clarifies a once-muddy debate - Atlanta Journal-Constitution On how the passage of the state's stringent House Bill 87 has "brought a welcome clarity" to the illegal immigration debate in Georgia, illuminating how undocumented workers do work "most Georgians are unwilling or even unable to do."

2011 admissions reflect a changing UC in record high numbers of nonresident and Chicano/Latino students - Daily Bruin According to preliminary enrollment data released by the UC Office of the President, an expanding University of California undergraduate population will include historically high numbers of nonresident and Latino students.

Record Number of Immigrants Becoming Citizens Through Military Service - KPBS More than 65,000 service members have become U.S. citizens since 2001, in part because of an increase in recruiting for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Ga. man key to crafting illegal immigration bill - The Associated Press The author of Georgia's strict new immigration law says that the assistance of longtime immigration restriction activist D.A. King "was invaluable in writing the law and organizing supporters to pressure lawmakers to pass it."