How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: A subpoena for DHS immigration documents, Japanese American WWII vets honored, AL farm labor crisis, more

House subcommittee authorizes subpoena for immigration documents from Homeland Security - The Washington Post The House Judiciary Committee has authorized a subpoena against the Homeland Security Department for information about undocumented immigrants who were identified as such, but not deported.

Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Japanese-American World War II vets - Southern California Public Radio Surviving Japanese American veterans of World War II were given awarded the medal yesterday, the highest honor bestowed by Congress. They included one 90-year-old man who was locked up in a U.S. internment camp before volunteering for the military.

How Alabama's immigration law is crippling its farms - The Washington Post An opinion piece on the farm labor crisis affecting Alabama after a stringent new anti-illegal immigration law took effect, pushing many immigrant workers to leave the state.

With 'Harold & Kumar,'Asian Americans break stereotypes - The Washington Post Says Guy Aoki of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans: “Anything that gets away from the martial-arts thing, the accent, that’s good. We don’t have to be perfect, we just want to be relatable. These are just regular guys.”

Muslim cab drivers rescue New York City's oldest Jewish bagel bakery from closing, plan to keep it kosher - New York Daily News Two Pakistani immigrants have stepped in to buy the oldest Jewish bialy and bagel shop in New York City, founded more than 90 years ago by a Polish immigrant. The venerated shop was on the verge of going out of business.

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