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In the news this morning: Alabama vs. feds on immigration law, report blames Arizona wildfires on human smuggling traffic, more

Alabama lawmakers defend immigration law as congressional Democrats challenge it - Miami Herald A delegation of congressional Democrats has traveled to Alabama to help start a campaign to repeal the state's much debated new anti-illegal immigration law, but state lawmakers aren't happy about it.

Report links wildfires to immigrants - The Associated Press A congressional study has pointed the finger at human smuggling traffic as the cause of wildfires in Arizona, although it makes no mention of whether anyone was prosecuted, something that wasn't in the scope of the report.

Amid ill and dying inmates, a search for redemption - Los Angeles Times Profile of a Filipino American ex-gang member, convicted of murder in the 1990s, who now tends to the sick and dying in a prison hospice.

New Jersey Cop Indicted in Immigration Shakedown - Fox News Latino The officer allegedly pulled over Latinos, questioned them about their immigration status and threatened to turn them over to immigration authorities unless they bribed him.

Cuban-Americans Take Lead in Building Ties with Cuba - New York Times While South Florida congressional leaders still prefer a hard line on Cuba and the U.S. embargo, a majority of Cuban-Americans feel otherwise, preferring to have more contact with Cuba and loved ones there.

Latino Theater Company's 'Virgen' may not play at L.A. cathedral - Los Angeles Times The annual Virgen de Guadalupe pageant at Our Lady of the Angels cathedral in downtown Los Angeles may be sidelined this year due to a lack of funds.