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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Sikhs lament being targeted, the UndocuBus, a immigration crackdown in Greece, more

Mourning Victims, Sikhs Lament Being Mistaken for Radicals or Militants - New York Times Sunday's shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin left seven people dead, including the shooter, a known white supremacist. Said one Sikh man in the story: "...99 percent of the people who wear turbans in the United States are Sikhs, so they face a disproportionate number of acts of discrimination.”

Southland Muslim groups reach out to area Sikhs in wake of shooting - Southern California Public Radio Following the Wisconsin shooting, Muslim groups in Los Angeles and elsewhere have been reaching out to Sikhs mourning the tragedy. Members of both groups - whose faiths are unrelated - have been targets of violence since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

'UndocuBus' Heads Toward Democratic Convention Demanding Immigration Reform - Fox News Latino A group of young undocumented activists is en route from Phoenix to the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on what's dubbed the "UndocuBus." The idea is to raise awareness of how life is without papers in the U.S.

Human immigrants smuggler guilty in Texas wreck - San Francisco Chronicle A Houston man has pleaded guilty to transporting suspected unauthorized migrants in South Texas after wrecking and leaving one person dead; 14 people were in the vehicle. It was one of a series of recent deadly smuggling crashes there.

Greece initiates immigration crackdown - UPI Greek police "vowed to check IDs on the streets and in buildings every day to rid the country of undocumented immigrants" after detaining 6,000 people in Athens, many of whom were eventually released. The crackdown is supported by national officials.

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