How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Florida's voter purge, how SB 1070 decision may influence elections, possible business aid for Arab Americans, mo

Florida Defies Feds, Purges Voter Lists - KFI FM Although the federal government has urged Florida officials to stop purging voter lists, state officials insist it is necessary to ensure that non-citizens aren't voting. But there is little evidence that non-citizens are voting in the first place.

Court's ruling on Ariz. immigration law to echo in November – USA Today Whichever way it goes, the U.S. Supreme Court's forthcoming decision on Arizona's SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration law is expected to affect the 2012 presidential race and state elections.

Commerce considers labeling Arab Americans a disadvantaged minority - The Hill The federal Department of Commerce is considering naming Arab Americans a "socially and economically disadvantaged minority group" eligible for special business assistance; a petition from an Arab American group cites that discrimination makes it difficult for them to compete in commerce.

Five bodies found in charred car near US-Mexico border - AFP Authorities believe that the murders may have been linked to drug trafficking; the Arizona road that the burned SUV was found on is a popular route for smuggling both drugs and humans.

Texas Woman Barred From U.S. After She Denied Citizenship- CBS Houston A 20-year-old Latina born in Texas says she made the false statement "after seven hours of intimidation by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer," according to a court petition filed by her attorney.

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