How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Some hesitate on deferred action, activist 'self-deports' to witness detention, Latino leaders emerge in Anaheim

Politics: Some Undocumented Immigrants Hesitate on Deferred Action Out of Fear - Hyphen Magazine As many young undocumented immigrants prepare to apply for temporary legal status under a new Obama administration policy, some are skeptical and are hesitant about revealing their status to the government.

When a Taste for Publicity Bites Back - New York Times Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, now at the center of a racial profiling trial, has long embraced public attention. But "his penchant for public relations coups, each seemingly intended to outdo the last, threatens to become one of his greatest liabilities."

Immigrants prove big business for prison companies – USA Today An Associated Press report on how even as illegal immigration has dropped, the profits of the private prison companies that contract with the government to house detained immigrants continue to go up.

DREAM Activist Infiltrates Pompano Detention Center, Says Dozens of Immigrants Held in "Terrible Conditions" - Broward-Palm Beach New Times  Viridiana Martinez, a 26-year-old member of a youth immigrant rights group, put herself in deportation proceedings in order to get herself into a Florida immigrant detention center in order to witness conditions inside.

Who are the emerging leaders in Anaheim, after the police clashes? - Southern California Public Radio No Latinos sit on the city council in Anaheim, which has been rocked by the recent officer-involved shootings of two Latino men. But in the aftermath, new leaders are emerging from the community.

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