Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Arizona after SB 1070, new museum at Ellis Island, Rubio's alt 'Dream Act,' college ethnic studies eyed, more

Ariz. Immigration Law Limbo Sees Mixed Results - NPR Since Arizona's SB 1070 was signed into law two years ago, many undocumented immigrants have left the state. But, according to the story, "it's debatable whether SB 1070 can get all the credit, though. The exodus from Arizona actually began before the law passed, when jobs in Arizona's construction industry dried up in the recession."

House approves changes to immigration law - Montgomery Advertiser Further modifications to Alabama's controversial HB 56 may include paring back "changes that would have substantially expanded a provision allowing law enforcement to check the status of anyone in a car stopped by police."

Ellis Island building gets turned into a museum of immigration - New York Daily News Ellis Island's red brick main building is being turned into a museum to teach visitors about the broader history of immigration to the U.S. It will also include the stories of those who arrived on slave ships.

Rubio, in Appeal to G.O.P.'s Conscience, Urges Compromise on Dream Act - New York Times At a meeting with reporters, Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio "laid out the broad parameters of a measure that would not go as far as the Democratic proposal to legalize young illegal immigrants, but would be significantly more permissive than anything most Republican politicians have been willing to accept."

Dallas men accuse IHOP of firing them over their Muslim religion - Houston Chronicle Four Dallas men have filed suit against IHOP and a franchise owner for allegedly firing them because of their national origin and for being Muslim; the owners are also accused of making disparaging remarks.

Arizona official targets Mexican-American Studies department - Inside Higher Ed The Arizona public instruction superintendent who spearheaded the dismantling of Tucson's Mexican-American studies program has a critical eye on university-level programs; John Huppenthal told reporters last month that “I think that’s where this toxic thing starts from, the universities."

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