How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: More U.S. citizens allegedly arrested by immigration officials, feds charge that Arpaio violated civil rights, mor

Immigration enforcement snares citizens in L.A. County, group says - Los Angeles Times More cases of U.S. citizens allegedly detained by immigration authorities have arisen, this time in Los Angeles. The four say they were caught up via the controversial Secure Communities program, which allows local cops to share fingerprints of people booked into local jails with immigration officials.

Obama administration to cut about half the number of guard troops at Mexican border - The Washington Post According to a federal official, the troops remaining will focus on aerial surveillance. The National Guard deployment had been criticized as expensive and ineffective.

Essex County freeholders award controversial immigration detention contract- nj.com A New Jersey county will receive roughly $250 million from the federal government as part of the contract for an immigrant detention center; up to 1,250 immigrant detainees will be housed under the contract.

What do Europeans think about immigration? - The Guardian A Transatlantic Trends survey shows that in Europe, "scepticism about immigration is strong, but the picture is not all negative."

Feds say Arpaio violated civil rights - The Associated Press The federal government has issued a report detailing how Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office "has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination."

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