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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: 'Holiday on ICE,' state AGs against SB 1070, the 'super Irish' man behind online petition for Trayvon Martin, more

'Holiday on ICE' hearings take aim at imprisoned immigrants - Los Angeles Times Led by House Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, Republicans in Congress held a hearing titled "Holiday on ICE" yesterday that mocked the Obama administration's plans to reform the immigrant detention system. "ICE has decided to upgrade accommodations," Smith said.

Trayvon Martin Death: Police Video Shows No Signs Of Zimmerman's Injuries - NPR Police video doesn't show evidence of the head injuries claimed by George Zimmerman, the shooter in the death Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old boy killed last month in Florida. Zimmerman, the son of a retired judge, has claimed self-defense.

Trayvon Martin case, Iraqi woman's death spark 'hoodies and hijab' rally - The Washington Post In addition to much of the protest taking place online, students at the University of North Carolina are staging a "Hoodies and Hijab" rally today to protest racial profiling, thought by many to be a factor in the deaths of Trayvon Martin and of Shaima Alawdi, an Iraqi immigrant beaten to death in El Cajon, near San Diego. Both wore garments associated with profiling.

U.S. News - How one man helped spark online protest in Trayvon Martin case - MSNBC Kevin Cunningham, the young man whose petition helped spark a social media movement calling for an arrest and investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, describes himself as the "'super Irish' son of activist parents."

State AGs: Arizona Immigration Law Should be Rejected by Supreme Court - Fox News Latino A friends-of-the-court brief calling for the overturning of Arizona's SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration law has been filed by the attorneys general of New York, California and nine other states with the U.S. Supreme Court, which is to take up the SB 1070 case next month.

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