Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: More kids are children of immigrants, little protest at All-Star game in Arizona, smuggling by sea, more

Census: Share of children in US hits record low - Associated Press Census numbers show that children now make up less of the nation's population than ever, even with a boost from immigrant families. Children of immigrants make up one in four people under 18.

Plenty of Action Before the Game, but No Immigration Law Protests - New York Times The midsummer All-Star game at Chase Field in Phoenix did not draw significant protests over illegal immigration and Arizona's SB 1070. Many had called for protests and, at one point, a league boycott.

Immigrant smuggling: Tightened borders force immigrant smugglers to take risky ocean routes - Los Angeles Times The trend of smuggling undocumented immigrants by sea, as well as drugs, up the California coastline continues to grow. Fifteen people were found stranded on Santa Cruz Island recently.

States' immigration drive hits impasse in the courts - Reuters The stalemate in Arizona over SB 1070, still partially blocked as it works its way through the federal courts, is being echoed in other states with similar laws and legal challenges.

Alabama Anti-Immigration Law the Bane of Farmers' Agricultural Existence - ABC News The civil rights attorneys and activists who have sued to block a newly approved Alabama immigration law say it would force farmers to replace undocumented migrant workers with employer-sponsored guest workers, "who would be relegated to a kind of indentured servitude."

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