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In the news this morning: Bill to end visa lottery goes to House, S.F.'s undocumented population, Georgia's immigration enforcement panel, m

House Judiciary Committee votes to send bill abolishing visa lottery program to full House - The Washington Post The House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would abolish the U.S. State Department’s visa lottery program. It next goes to the House floor for a vote.

Majority of San Francisco's Illegal Immigrants Live in the Mission District - SF Weekly The results are from a new study released by the Public Policy Institute of California, which used public records from tax filings by ZIP code to come up with county and sub-county estimates of the state's undocumented population.

New panel to punish officials who violate illegal immigration laws - Atlanta Journal-Constitution Three top lawmakers in Georgia are preparing to create an Immigration Enforcement Review Board, which would investigate state and local officials who fail to enforce the state's immigration laws.

TLC orders All-American Muslim reality show - Entertainment Weekly TLC plans to debut a new series called "All-American Muslim." While not billed as a "Jersey Shore," the show does "follow the MTV hit’s trend of delving into a cultural community for reality entertainment," according to the story.

Manhattan prints city user's guide for immigrants in Chinese and Spanish - New York Daily News The booklets and online guides will explain everything from how to start a small business to what to do if a family member is detained by immigration authorities.

Patrick backs in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants - The Boston Globe Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick appeared before state legislators yesterday to urge them to let undocumented students pay reduced in-state tuition. Patrick has also come out against the controversial Secure Communities immigration enforcement program.