How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: The 'black male code,' Iraqi immigrant's murder a likely hate crime, Arizona's undocumented population drops, more

Trayvon Martin, my son, and the Black Male Code - Atlanta Journal-Constitution On the painful conversations that many black American parents feel they must have with their teenaged sons about race, profiling, and their safety.

Iraqi Woman Beaten to Death in California, Hate Crime Suspected - ABC News Shaima Alawadi, an immigrant from Iraq and mother of five, was found severely beaten in her El Cajon, Calif. home last week next to a note reading "go back to your country, you terrorist." She died from her injuries Saturday.

Huge rise seen in ICE cases released on bail - Houston Chronicle There has been "a roughly threefold increase in the number of people granted bond since 2006, enabling at least 209,163 potential deportees to avoid detention and go on with their lives as they await their legal fate," according to ICE documents.

Arizona's illegal-immigration population plunges - Arizona Republic Arizona's undocumented immigrant population "has dropped significantly in recent years and is now near its lowest level in a decade," according to estimates. A Homeland Security report estimates a drop in this population from 560,000 in the state in 2008 to 360,000 in January 2011.

Georgia Immigration Law Targets Water Services, Marriage - Fox News Latino A Georgia immigration bill that proposes barring undocumented immigrants from public colleges and universities would also bar them from basic public services like obtaining a marriage license, or access to water and sewage service.

Some Cuban-Americans Wary As Cuba Welcomes Pope - NPR Some Cuban Americans see the Pope's visit to the island as a harbinger of a more open society in the future, but others see it as supportive of the repressive Castro regime, as they did during the Pope's historic visit in 1998.

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