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In the news this morning: A Gallup poll on immigration, state immigration laws and the Bible, tougher policies on the border, more

Gallup poll: Immigration issue roils voters - Politico The results of a new Gallup poll show that more than four in 10 respondents "concerned about the issue say they want to see fewer foreigners entering the U.S." (According to U.S. Border Patrol data, far fewer are entering already.)

Bible used to fight, defend Alabama immigration law - The Tennessean Opponents of Alabama's strict new anti-illegal immigration law say that immigration laws must combine justice with compassion; supporters, meanwhile, say the Bible teaches that laws must be enforced.

Chicago police question teens over filmed beating; activists call it racially-motivated - The Washington Post Police say the brutal beating of an Asian American teenager did not appear to be racially motivated. But his attackers during the beating, which was videotaped, can be heard using racial slurs.

Hispanic Evangelicals, Longtime Republican Stronghold, At Odds With GOP On Key Issues - Fox News Latino From the story: "Pastors at hundreds of churches affiliated with the National Latino Evangelical Coalition are exhorting their congregations in key battleground states 'to vote, to get engaged, to get others engaged.' " But there's a rift between its leadership and the GOP.

US will toughen voluntary returns; immigrants will be sent farther away - El Paso Times More on the U.S. Border Patrol's plans to change the way in which people are returned after being caught entering illegally, which will now involve greater punishment.

French govt blames burglary surge on immigrants - Reuters France's interior minister is blaming "central and eastern Europeans...for a 16 percent surge in burglaries last year, stimulating debate on immigration just three months before a presidential election."