How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Deportation reviews to begin, 'Irvine 11' students file appeal, more

Napolitano: Deportation reviews to begin shortly - CNN Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano said that officials will begin a small "pilot" review of immigration cases in the coming weeks. The Obama administration promised in August that it would review some 300,000 cases involving immigrants deemed a "low priority" for deportation.

Comments on Immigration Alienate Some Hispanics - New York Times With a growing Latino population in battlegound states, will Republican candidates' talk of building border fences and turning off “magnets” like college tuition aid for undocumented students turn off the Latino voters they need to win?

Irvine 11 students appeal conviction - Los Angeles Times Ten Muslim students who were convicted last month of disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine last year have filed an appeal; their case, watched closely by civil rights advocates, ignited a national debate over free speech.

D.C. won't cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, mayor says - The Washington Post Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Wednesday that local police and other public agencies will not cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to determine the immigration status of those they arrest.

Immigration agent accused of pot smuggling in Ariz. - USA Today The 34-year-old U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was charged with drug smuggling after a high-speed desert chase, during which he allegedly tossed marijuana bundles out of his government vehicle.

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