How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: State anti-Sharia law blocked, Cecilia Muñoz promoted by Obama, Tucson ethnic studies ruling, more

Federal court blocks Oklahoma ban on Sharia - CNN A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction blocking the Oklahoma law known as State Question 755, which bans consideration of Islamic law in state courts. It was approved by voters last year, despite no previous incidents of Islamic law appearing in the state courts.

Cecilia Muñoz, Obama's Adviser on Immigration, Gets Bigger Job - Wall Street Journal Muñoz has been named director of the Domestic Policy Council. Formerly with the the National Council of La Raza before joining the Obama administration, Muñoz came under fire in recent months for her support of the controversial Secure Communities immigration enforcement program.

Mitt Romney Pushes Hardline on Immigration in South Carolina - Fox News Latino "Romney’s hard line on immigration...has helped him win the endorsement of some of South Carolina’s top Republican leaders, including Gov. Nikki Haley and state Treasurer Curtis Loftis, a Tea Party favorite."

Judge refuses to halt law banning Tucson ethnic studies program - Los Angeles Times A federal judge has refused to block a state law that essentially bans the Tucson school district's Mexican American studies program, but has also given the green light to a legal challenge.

Immigrant Family Detention Could Return to Texas - KUT After families were moved out of the T. Don Hutto family immigrant detention facility in 2009, where children were housed in prison-like conditions with their parents, a proposal for another family detention center is on the table.

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