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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Minority babies become a majority, violations alleged at detention centers, AL law amended, more

Census: Minority babies are now majority in United States - Washington Post It's official: For the first time in the U.S., a majority of the nation's babies are minorities. Census estimates show that 50.4 percent of children who were less than a year old last year were either Latino, black, Asian or members of other minority groups. The tipping point reportedly came in July 2010.

Immigration: Human rights violations alleged at detention centers - Los Angeles Times A new report from the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union alleges that immigrant detainees "are suffering from a 'systemic violation ... of civil and human rights' during their confinement in 'substandard' federal immigration detention facilities," including in one Georgia facility considered the largest of its kind in the U.S.

Report: Female farmworkers suffer sex abuse - Miami Herald A new report suggests that female immigrant farmworkers are routinely exposed to sexual harassment and assault; their immigration status is a factor in why these incidents aren't often reported.

Ala. amends immigration law - Politico The modifications to Alabama's anti-illegal immigration law, deemed the nation's strictest, include a change requiring Homeland Security officials to post a list of undocumented immigrants who appeared in court for a state law violation, even if they are not convicted. Still in place is a provision requiring police to check for immigration status.

Court to review request of illegal immigrant to practice law - Los Angeles Times The California Supreme Court is weighing the case of Sergio C. Garcia, who was brought to the U.S. as an infant. Garcia was certified by the state bar after passing requisite tests, but he is is undocumented, which presents a legal conflict.

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