How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: More punishment for those who cross illegally, Romney's support from Kobach draws fire, more

AP Exclusive: Border Patrol to toughen up policy on returning illegal border-crossers - The Washington Post The agency is moving to stop routinely returning people caught crossing illegally without punishment; consequences range from felony prosecution to being bused to another, unfamiliar border city.

At debate, Romney takes hard-line stances on immigration, terrorism - Los Angeles Times From the story: “I absolutely believe that those who come here illegally should not be given favoritism or a special route to becoming permanent residents or citizens that's not given to those people that have stayed in line legally,” GOP front-runner Mitt Romney said during last night's South Carolina debate.

Romney Faces Heat on Immigration - Wall Street Journal Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's acceptance of an endorsement by Kris Kobach, the attorney and Kansas secretary of state behind strict state anti-illegal immigration laws like SB 1070, is being criticized by Latino Republicans and others.

U.S. Young U.S. Citizens in Mexico Up Early to Learn in the U.S. - New York Times Young U.S. citizens whose families have returned to Mexico and live on the border brave the long waits each morning to cross so they may continue attending school on the north side.

Report: Immigrants make up large part of California work force - Sacramento Business Journal More on a recent data report that condenses demographic, economic, political and other data on immigrants in all 50 states.

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