How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Obama on how his son would 'look like Trayvon,' a pro-Irish immigration bill, a 1.5er chosen to head World Bank, m

Obama says his son would look like Trayvon - USA Today  In a speech at the White House today, President Obama said the nation needed to do some "soul searching" over the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager killed in Florida last month, and that if he had a son, "he'd look like Trayvon." The federal Department of Justice is investigating the shooting.

NYU immigration report details disturbing allegations of Essex County detainee treatment - Newark Star-Ledger According to testimonials in a new report, immigrant detainees in a New Jersey detention center complain of "being locked down in rooms while being denied medical help, of not getting 'a mere' 1,000 to 1,500 calories a day in nutrition, of trying to sleep fully clothed in freezing spaces."

Irish immigration bill draws ire from advocates – USA Today A bill that would allow more than 10,000 Irish nationals to come to the U.S. on work visas each year has drawn bipartisan Senate support, but criticism from others who see it as embracing a pro-European immigrant bias.

Gay married man who's undocumented immigrant fights deportation in California - CNN A federal immigration court has halted deportation proceedings for Alfonso Garcia, a gay California man who is an undocumented immigrant and is married to a U.S. citizen.

Jim Yong Kim to Be Named to World Bank Post - Wall Street Journal President Obama's pick for the position is Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim, who was born in Korea, arrived in the U.S. as a child and grew up in Iowa.

Geraldo on Trayvon Martin's hoodie: It's got to be a hoax - Washington Post Or not. Apparently this is what Fox's Geraldo Rivera said, among other things: "I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters, particularly, to not let their young children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was."

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