How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: DOJ sues over Alabama immigration law, in-state tuition controversy, Illinois Dream Act, more

Justice Dept. challenges tough Ala immigration law - The Associated Press The Obama administration has sued Alabama over a stringent new state immigration law set to take effect Sept. 1, saying it conflicts with federal law and undermines the federal government's immigration priorities.

Developers of Islamic Center Try a New Strategy - The New York Times A year after their plans were put off by controversy and protests, the developers of a Muslim community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan a few blocks from the site of the former World Trade Center are moving ahead, this time more slowly.

Court to decide if immigrant tuition law goes to Maryland ballot - The Washington Post In a lawsuit filed yesterday, an immigrant rights group is charging that opponents of a new Maryland law that would give undocumented immigrants breaks on in-state college tuition have no right to force a referendum onto next year's ballot.

Norco Family Accuses ICE Agents of Abuse - NBC Los Angeles During a news conference yesterday, a Norco family said federal agents raided the family's home in July looking for drug traffickers and drugs, and that they were kicked and beaten. They now go before immigration officials to plead their case to stay in the U.S.

Quinn signs law providing private scholarships to undocumented immigrants - Chicago Tribune Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a measure into law yesterday creating a privately funded scholarship program that would help documented and undocumented immigrants pay for college.

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