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In the news this morning: Paul Ryan not popular with Latinos, Calif. cops and the TRUST Act, deferred action record checks spike, more

Poll: Latinos view Paul Ryan unfavorably - Politico A new poll indicates that GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan "is still unknown to many Latino voters — and of the ones who do know him, he has a 16-point favorability deficit."

Santa Clara sheriff wades into Capitol immigration debate - San Jose Mercury News Law enforcement leaders in California are at odds over a newly approved bill that would limit state and local agencies' cooperation with federal immigration agents. Many have expressed disapproval, but Santa Clara Sheriff Laurie Smith is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the bill into law.

California law encourages lessons on guest worker program - Reuters A California bill signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday urges social studies teachers in schools to teach students about the bracero guest worker program, which brought close to 5 million people from Mexico to work in the U.S. in the mid-20th century.

Obama immigration policy brings spike in criminal record searches - Sacramento Bee As applications pour in for deferred action, a form of temporary legal status for young undocumented immigrants, the required background checks are driving a spike in felony record searches.

GOP courts wary Latinos - The Hill From the Republican national convention in Tampa, Florida: "GOP insiders here are heatedly debating how Mitt Romney can get back to President Bush’s level of support from Latinos. It is going to be a challenge."