How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Deportation reviews, Secure Communities, Perry bills feds for incarcerated immigrants, more

Deportation reviews raise some immigrants' hopes - Los Angeles Times Immigrant advocates are urging caution as the Obama administration plans to review nearly 300,000 deportation cases and terminate those considered a low priority.

Perry bills feds $349M for illegal immigrants - The Associated Press Texas governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry has asked Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover costs he says Texas has incurred incarcerating undocumented state and county inmates.

Bay Area forum condemns Secure Communities immigration program - Los Angeles Times More than 200 attended a public meeting this weekend, criticizing the immigration enforcement program that was "intended to target 'serious convicted criminals'" but that is also landing people with minor or no offenses in deportation.

Barack Obama's uncle has been arrested and held as illegal immigrant - The Australian The arrest of Onyango Obama, a long-lost uncle of the president, "ends a mystery over the fate of a relative that the US President wrote in his memoir had moved to America from Kenya in the 1960s." He was allegedly held for driving under the influence.

Hundreds Protest Illegal Immigration Law at Alabama Capitol Steps - WAKA CBS 8 News Hundreds protested this weekend against Alabama's new illegal immigration law, which will go into effect in just four days. Considered the nation's strictest, it is being challenged in federal court.

Mexican soap opera takes close look at 9/11 - El Paso Times The telenovela "The Eighth Commandment," portrays fictionalized scenes from the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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