Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Deferred action no end to hurdles, adoptee immigration case, shifting demographics in San Fernando Valley, more

For Young Immigrants Who Get Deferrals, The Battle Is Far From Over - Reuters Young undocumented immigrants who qualify for temporary legal status under deferred action will have protection from deportation and be able to apply for work permits, but they won't have all the same rights as legal residents. Some states, like Arizona, are moving to bar them from obtaining driver's licenses.

Case in adoption-immigration snafu to proceed - Seattle Times Blanca Starr, a 21-year-old adoptee born in born in Mexico, has received approval to sue the state of Oregon for mistakenly telling her U.S. adoptive parents that she automatically became a citizen when they adopted her at age five. At the time, there was no automatic citizenship for adoptees.

Shifting demographics in San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles Times As migration from Mexico has slowed, immigrants from Central and South America have continued to make their new home in Southern California, and many have settled in the San Fernando Valley.

Immigration lawyer known as 'the angel of justice' among Latinos - Los Angeles Times A profile of immigration attorney Jessica Dominguez, who works closely with immigrant advocates and has taken on high-profile cases. This has included representing families whose children attended Los Angeles' Miramonte Elementary School and were allegedly sexually abused there.

Report: First lady to meet families of Sikh temple shooting victims - The Hill First lady Michelle Obama is set to travel to Oak Creek, Wisconsin this coming Thursday to meet with relative of the six worshippers who were killed during a shooting attack on a Sikh temple there two weekends ago.

'Eid Mobile' presents Muslim feast as mainstream - Houston Chronicle Two Muslim youth groups have launched an "Eid Mobile" to celebrate and promote awareness of Eid-Al-Fitr, the festival that concludes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. After a month of daytime fasting, the Eid holiday is marked by feasting, not unlike Thanksgiving.

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