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In the news this morning: A proposal to help relatives of citizens legalize, protected status for Syrians, a stripped-down 'Dream Act,' mor

Obama administration proposes changes to legal status applications - Los Angeles Times On a proposal that would make applying for legal status easier for some undocumented family members of U.S. citizens, letting them stay in the country while they seek to adjust their status.

Illegal Immigrants From Syria Get Reprieve - Fronteras Desk Homeland Security officials have announced that undocumented immigrants from Syria, which is torn by civil strife, will be able to apply for temporary protected status that will allow them to live and work legally in the U.S.

Immigration courts to close while ICE reviews deportation cases - Seattle Times The immigration courts in Seattle, New Orleans, Orlando, Fla., and Detroit will close temporarily while federal attorneys review deportation cases there, part of an extended pilot program of deportation case reviews. The Los Angeles courts are expected to partly close in July.

Lucha libre using immigration to attract US fans - San Francisco Chronicle The immigration themed Mexican-style wrestling matches feature "bad guy" wrestlers who act like they support measures like Arizona's SB 1070, pitted against pro-immigrant avengers.

Marco Rubio's DREAM timing - The Washington Post Florida's Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is proposing a stripped-down version of the Dream Act, which unlike the original version embraced by the White House "would only give young illegal immigrants legal status, but wouldn’t actually put them on a path to citizenship."