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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Arizona immigrants brace for SB 1070 in action, voter ID laws and Latinos, more

Three views on how the US should combat illegal immigration - Christian Science Monitor Three opinions are featured, including from advocates on the immigrant rights and pro-restriction sides, and also from the former governor of Colorado. 

Ariz. immigrants taught to cope with new law - CBS As a provision of Arizona's SB 1070 that allows police to check for immigration status takes effect, civil rights groups have been instructing undocumented immigrants to request to speak to a lawyer if detained, and how to use cell phones to record video.

Study: ID laws could deter millions - Associated Press According to a new report, "the combined effects of voter roll purges, demands for proof of citizenship and photo identification requirements in several states may hinder at least 10 million Hispanic citizens who seek to vote this fall." 

Africans snap up Alabama jobs that law intended for Americans - Bloomberg Businessweek Recruiters have been offering low-paying poultry industry and other job openings, left by undocumented Latin American immigrants leaving Alabama following a strict anti-illegal immigration law, to legal immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean. Sponsors of the law had said it would give jobs to "thousands of native Alabamians."

Suspect in Guatemala killings to extradited to US to face immigratrion fraud charges - Washington Post  Jose Sosa Orantes , an ex-Guatemalan soldier accused of participating in a massacre during Guatemala's civil war in 1882, has been extradited to California. He is accused of lying about his past to obtain U.S. citizenship.

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