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In the news this morning: NYPD spied on Muslim students beyond NY, Lin 'isn't fazed' by racially offensive headline, ICE employer audits, mo

NYPD monitored Muslim students all over Northeast - Wall Street Journal According to a report and other documents obtained by The Associated Press, the New York Police Department's surveillance program targeting Muslims went far beyond New York, with police monitoring Muslim student websites at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers and 13 other colleges.

Jeremy Lin isn't fazed by ESPN racist headline controversy - Los Angeles Times In response to an ESPN digital headline using the phrase "chink in the armor" this weekend, New York Knicks basketball star Lin told reporters yesterday that he didn't think it was intentional, "or hopefully not." The headline writer was fired, and the anchor who used the phrase on air suspended.

ICE delivers hefty fines for paperwork errors - Houston Chronicle An analysis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employer audits since 2009, which have led to fines for many employers, though many of these have been not so much for illegal hiring as for employment verification paperwork errors.

Immigrants returning to Ala. - Philadelphia Inquirer It's difficult to quantify how many left and how many are returning, but there's anecdotal evidence that some immigrants who left Alabama after a strict anti-illegal immigration law went into effect last year have been trickling back after the mass deportations they feared didn't occur.

Chen case: Asian-American soldiers endure bias - Wall Street Journal Military investigators examining the suicide of 19-year-old Danny Chen last fall say the young soldier was "showered with racial slurs and physical abuse by other soldiers at basic training and in Afghanistan."

Latino Mormons speaking out against Romney - San Francisco Chronicle Some complain that the position on immigration voiced by presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a Mormon, goes against what they see as "a basic Mormon principle of protecting immigrants."

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