How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: California Dream Act signed into law, SB 185 vetoed, Alabama immigrants make worst-case plans for kids, more

Jerry Brown signs California Dream Act - Los Angeles Times On Saturday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will allow undocumented college students to apply for state-funded financial aid, which they previously had no access to.

Brown vetoes bill letting schools consider race - Sacramento Bee Another California bill called SB 185, which would have allowed for race, ethnicity and gender to be weighed in college admissions, was vetoed by the governor Saturday.

Immigrants fearing deportation make plans for kids - The Associated Press Fearing the worst in light of Alabama's strict new immigration law, some undocumented immigrant parents are asking friends, relatives, co-workers and other acquaintances to take their children in the event they are arrested or deported.

Interactive: How Latinos Are Reshaping Communities - NPR Over the past decade, the story of population growth in the United States has been defined largely by how Latinos have become the nation's largest minority.

ICE paints bleak picture of detention system - Houston Chronicle Internal documents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Detention Oversight detail an often bleak scenario inside the nation's immigrant detention facilities, with detainees in some "lacking access to quality medical care or even clean underwear."

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