How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Arizona's post-SB 1070 political landscape, racial tension in Santa Ana, Alabama law's 'chilling effect,' more

Arizona: A Raging Debate on Immigration - Businessweek The post-SB 1070 battle over illegal immigration in the state makes Arizona "a puzzle heading into the 2012 election," with its Republicans divided and a growing number of voting-age Latinos.

Catholic University is sued over Muslim students' rights - The Washington Post The complaint filed a few weeks ago with the Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights focuses on a school policy of not giving official status to non-Catholic worship groups.

Cultural diversity forum addresses tensions in Santa Ana - Los Angeles Times The tensions revolve around development in the gentrifying and mostly Latino city, and after a city official "compared a Jewish business developer to Adolf Hitler and talked of ethnic cleansing."

Critics See 'Chilling Effect' in Alabama Immigration Law - New York Times The state's strict new immigration law is having the effect its proponents desired, which was to drive undocumented immigrants out of the state by "making every aspect of their life difficult."

Illegal immigration: Readers offer solutions - Los Angeles Times The newspaper has published discussion-board suggestions from its readers regarding illegal immigration, most of them enforcement-related.

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