How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Economic recovery is favoring Latinos, racial insensitivity charged in Super Bowl ad, a migrant boat sinks, more

Opinion: Can GOP ever win Latino vote? - Politico From the piece: "Many Latinos are culturally conservative, patriotic and remarkably entrepreneurial. On paper, this sounds like fertile territory for the GOP. But once Latinos have heard the GOP’s strong anti-immigrant rhetoric, they may well stop listening."

Latinos, hit hard by job losses, are making strong comeback - Los Angeles Times Labor Department data shows that in general, Latinos are picking up bigger job gains than others as the economy begins to rebound.

Man’s immigration status puts kidney transplant on hold - KTVU A social media campaign has been mounted on behalf of 35-year-old Jesus Navarro, who waited six years on a transplant list, but has so far been prevented from receiving a kidney transplant because his lack of legal status might get in the way of his affording follow-up care.

Hoekstra Super Bowl ad raises racial sensitivity questions with language, references to China - The Washington Post The campaign ad for a U.S. Senate candidate from Michigan featured a young Asian woman speaking broken English, portraying someone in China saying, "We take your jobs."

Border Patrol overtime, staffing up; arrests down - San Francisco Chronicle According to an Associated Press analysis, Border Patrol agents have racked up about $1.4 billion in overtime during the past six years, coinciding with a period during which illegal border crossing arrests have dropped to a 40-year low.

At Least 16 Dead in Shipwreck off Dominican Republic - Latin American Herald Tribune Others remain missing after a boat filled with more than 70 migrants, bound for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, sank this weekend off the northeastern Dominican Republic.

Mexico Picks Woman as Prez Candidate - TIME The ruling National Action Party (PAN) has chosen Josefina Vazquez Mota as its candidate ahead of Mexico's July 1 presidential election. It is the first time that a major Mexican political party has nominated a female presidential candidate.

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