How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: A more punitive border policy, Romney's immigration stance, seven charged in beating of Asian American teen, more

Reaction mixed to tougher Border Patrol stance - The Orange County Register There is mixed reaction to news that the U.S. Border Patrol plans more punitive measures for people caught crossing the border illegally, who traditionally have simply been repatriated. Some critics say human smugglers will still find a way.

For Romney, immigration issue offers an opportunity - Los Angeles Times In South Carolina and other southern states, changing demographics have some residents anxious about illegal immigration, making Romney's tough-on-immigration stance a plus with these voters. Some booed recently during a debate when it was mentioned that Romney's father was born in Mexico.

A New Fight on Licenses for Illegal Immigrants - New York Times Republican Gov. Susana Martinez continues her campaign to get rid of a law that allows undocumented immigrants in the state to obtain driver's licenses.

A Party Divided: Where the Republican Candidates Stand on Immigration - The Nation The liberal magazine dissects where GOP presidential candidates Gingrich, Paul, Perry, Romney and Santorum stand on immigration; some have very different positions, depending on the issue.

Chicago Teens Charged in Brutal Beating That Went Viral - TIME Seven teens have been charged in the beating of a 17-year-old Asian American boy, a video of which went viral after it was posted on YouTube. The attackers were heard using racial slurs.

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