How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Parts of Alabama law blocked, Armenian American cops file discrimination suit, more

Court blocks 2 provisions of immigration law - Montgomery Advertiser In a surprise decision, a federal appeals court has blocked two more sections of Alabama's new anti-illegal immigration law that involves "contracts between unlawfully present aliens and parties who know their immigration status." A panel of judges had indicated there wouldn't be a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court weighed Arizona's similar SB 1070.

3 Armenian police claim discrimination by Glendale department - Los Angeles Times Three Armenian American police officers in Glendale have filed suit, alleging they've endured racial discrimination and retaliation after filing a claim against the department.

5 Irish immigrants, believed murder victims, to be re-buried in Pa. - The Observer-Dispatch Ireland's ambassador will attend the re-burial of five Irish immigrant railroad workers who died, along with dozens of others, in Pennsylvania in 1832. They are thought to have been victims of anti-immigrant vigilantes.

Prison company sues Fla town over immigration jail - Palm Beach Post Corrections Corporation of America, the nation's largest private prison company, is suing a small Florida city after officials rescinded the water and sewer contract the company would need to build a large immigrant detention center there. The facility had met with opposition from residents.

Help for College Students Who Are Illegal Immigrants – New York Times Advocates are helping finance scholarships for a small number of undocumented college students while a proposed "New York Dream Act" that would allow these students access to tuition aid remains at a legislative standstill.

Protesters Hold Vigil for Deported L.A. Mom - LA Beez Protesters held a vigil this week for Blanca Cardenas, a San Fernando Valley mother of two who was deported to Mexico while fighting the foreclosure of her family's home.

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