Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Judge to weigh new SB 1070 challenge, Latinos react to Anaheim shootings, Texas human smuggling crash, more

Judge to consider new challenge to SB 1070 section - Arizona Republic U.S. District Court judge Susan Bolton has given the state until Aug. 10 to respond to a new legal challenge to one of the law's provisions, recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, that would allow local police to check immigration status.

Sweden's anti-immigrant sniper guilty of two murders - Reuters Peter Mangs, who fired sniper shots "at foreign-looking people," has been found guilty of two counts of murder and four attempted murders.

Ariz. sheriff known for immigration crackdowns to take stand in suit alleging racial profiling - Washington Post Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is expected to take the witness stand today. He faces allegations that the immigration sweeps carried out by his staff involved the racial profiling of Latinos.

14 Illegal Immigrants Are Killed When Pickup Truck Crashes in Texas - New York Times More on the fatal accident that claimed 14 lives in South Texas on Sunday; the victims were from Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. More than 23 people were packed into the pickup when it veered off the road and crashed.

Latinos react to police shooting deaths in Anaheim - Southern California Public Radio The officer-involved shooting deaths of two Latinos, one of them unarmed, and how police handled a subsequent protest in a Latino neighborhood of Anaheim, Calif. highlights the tension that exists there. Residents want greater oversight, and an advocacy group is calling for an investigation.

Many Muslim Olympians Get A Break On Ramadan Fasting - NPR The Olympic games in London happen to coincide with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which involves fasting. But hundreds of Muslim athletes will get a break on fasting this year in order to compete.

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