How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Challenges faced by mentally disabled detainees, ICE appoints 'public advocate,' more

Detained immigrants with mental illnesses face barriers in court - Los Angeles Times One schizophrenic man's case illustrates the challenges such detainees face: He could not afford a lawyer, and authorities would not provide one, leaving him and his mother to fend for themselves.

DHS Appoints Advocate for Immigration Complaints - Fox News Latino Homeland Security has named a new "public advocate" to handle questions about policy changes within the department concerning immigration. Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, a senior U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement adviser, has been appointed to the position.

Univision and Disney are in talks to create a 24-hour news channel – USA Today The Spanish-language media company Univision and Disney are reportedly working together to launch a 24-hour news channel for Latino viewers in English.

Former Gov. Pete Wilson, Immigration Hardliner, Named Honorary Romney Campaign Chair - Fox News Latino GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has announced on his campaign website that ex-California governor Pete Wilson, a champion of the ill-fated 1990s anti-illegal immigration measure Proposition 187, will chair his California campaign.

Alabama's Immigration Law May Get A Second Look - NPR There is mounting pressure for state legislators to tweak the controversial measure, which has prompted many immigrant workers to leave Alabama.

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