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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Unanswered questions after SB 1070 ruling, immigrant innovators, the housing market and immigration, more

Ruling on Arizona's immigration law leaves many questions unanswered - Los Angeles Times The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold a provision of Arizona's SB 1070 that allows local cops to check for immigration status has Latinos in the state - citizens and legal residents included - anxious about profiling.

Immigrants Are Crucial to Innovation, Study Says - New York Times A new study shows that "immigrants played a role in more than three out of four patents at the nation’s top research universities." But for many foreign-born innovators trained in the U.S., policies can make staying in the country difficult.

Immigrants key to housing rebound? - Boston Globe A study by a University of Pennsylvania economist finds a link between home prices and immigration.

GOP grasps for ideas on immigration - Politico As the presidential election approaches, Republican leaders are finding themselves "pulled between their get-tough conservative base and the reality that adopting such a hard line could cost them dearly with Hispanics in November."

Did Justice Antonin Scalia's immigration dissent go too far? - Los Angeles Times Some have criticized the tone of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent on the court's ruling this week regarding Arizona's SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration law. Antonin spoke of residents being "under siege" and states "helpless before those evil effects of illegal immigration."

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