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In the news this morning: Migrants rescued off Santa Cruz Island, wives of deportees bonding online, Mexico repatriation flights resume, mor

Illegal immigrants rescued off Santa Barbara coast - Los Angeles Times Fifteen Mexican citizens were stranded for days on Santa Cruz Island after being left there by smugglers. They used a cell phone to call for help.

Tuscaloosa Hispanic population decreasing due to tornado, immigration law - There have been reports that some Latinos in Alabama are leaving the state following the approval of a new law that bans hiring of undocumented workers. Others left following a devastating tornado in late April.

American-born wives married to U.S. deported or banned spouses band together via online networks - New York Daily News Blogger Giselle Stern Hernandez of "The Deportee's Wife" is one of a growing network of women bonding online after their husbands were deported or banned from reentering the U.S.

U.S. and Mexico resume migrant repatriation flights - Reuters An annual voluntary repatriation program that flies Mexican nationals caught crossing illegally in the Arizona desert back to their homes in the Mexican interior resumed yesterday. The program has operated each summer since 2004.

Immigrants May be Fed False Stories to Bolster Asylum Pleas - New York Times An underground industry dedicated to asylum fraud thrives in New York, where many of the country’s asylum claims are filed.