How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Immigration enforcement cuts, ICE settlement, Villaraigosa as Dem convention chair, Muslim high fashion, more

Immigration enforcement faces modest cuts in Obama budget plan - Houston Chronicle Some cuts are suggested for Homeland Security immigration enforcement efforts in President Obama's fiscal year 2013 proposed budget, although the E-Verify employee status-check program is getting a boost.

Unprecedented Settlement Reached Over ICE Raids - NBC Connecticut The federal government has agreed to pay 11 men arrested in a 2007 New Haven immigration raid $350,000, and to end immigration proceedings against them. According to the attorneys representing them, federal agents raided their homes without warrants or consent.

Los Angeles mayor to chair Democratic convention - The Associated Press Antonio Villaraigosa has been chosen to chair the Democratic national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina this summer, a move that places the mayor "front and center as Democrats woo Latino support for Obama and other candidates."

World's first Muslim model agency opens in New York - Middle East Online On the launch during New York Fashion Week of the Underwraps agency, founded by native New Yorker Nailah Lymus, a longtime proponent of non-traditional high fashion that meets Muslim traditional standards of modest dress.

Latino Students Protest Romney's Visit to Arizona - Fox News Latino During GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's visit to Phoenix, demonstrators protested outside the venue where he was addressing supporters, criticizing his views on immigration.

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