How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: New Egyptian president's Los Angeles ties, a fatal border shooting, states and the SB 1070 ruling, more

Egyptian President-Elect Has Ties To USC, CSUN - CBS Los Angeles Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically-elected president, reportedly received his Ph.D in engineering from the University of Southern California and was an assistant professor at Cal State Northridge in the early 1980s before he returned to Egypt.

Mexican government: US Border Patrol agents killed Mexican in shooting across Texas border - Washington Post Officials in Mexico say that a Mexican citizen was struck and killed by gunfire that came from the Texas side of the border after U.S. Border Patrol agents fired shots.

Latino groups launch groundbreaking gay rights public service campaign - NBC Latino Several Latino advocacy groups have launched a campaign called "Familia es Familia" (Family is Family) aimed at helping Latino families understand and accept LGBT family members.

Judge keeps South Carolina immigration law on hold after Arizona ruling - Reuters A federal judge who late last year blocked part of a South Carolina anti-illegal immigration law modeled after Arizona's SB 1070 said Monday that the law would remain on hold until ruled on by an appeals court. The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld one controversial provision of the Arizona law.

Americans less divided on approach to immigration, survey says - Washington Post A new survey suggests that "Americans are less divided both on the approach and substance" of the immigration debate than some might think. For example, more than three-fourths surveyed said that immigration policy should be decided at the national level.

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