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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: NYPD collected data on mosques, Latino leaders worried about 2012 races, 'undocumented' vs. 'illegal,' more

Docs: NYPD eyed 250-plus mosques, student groups - Associated Press According to officials and internal documents, the New York Police Department collected intelligence on more than 250 mosques and Muslim student groups in the New York area, often with the aid of informants.

Latino leaders not optimistic about 2012 races - The Washington Post Latino political leaders fear that in spite of more than a dozen new districts created by redistricting - districts in which Latinos could constitute a majority - it's doubtful they can be won by Latino candidates.

EB-5 visa program lets immigrants buy their way into U.S. - Los Angeles Times The federal EB-5 visa program is relatively small, limited to wealthy foreigners who can afford to invest $500,000 in a business that creates jobs, and is capped at 10,000 annual visas. But applications have skyrocketed since 2006.

The Times' style: 'Illegal immigrant' or 'undocumented immigrant,' not 'illegal alien' - Los Angeles Times In a second piece on this issue in a week spurred by readers, the newspaper states its position on the debate, saying that its style is to use "illegal" or "undocumented" immigrant, but not "illegal alien."

New Mexico to mull changes to immigrant driver's licenses - CNN New Mexico legislators plan to take up the debate today over proposed changes that would bar undocumented immigrants from obtaining state driver's licenses, and require thorough checks for applicants.

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