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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: SB 1070 injunction appeal rejected, employers and deferred action, TRUST Act protest, more

Court rejects bid to block Arizona 'show your papers' immigration provision - Reuters The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an emergency motion by civil rights and other groups for an injunction to block the controversial Section 2(B) of Arizona's SB 1070. A federal judge gave the go-ahead last week for the provision to go into effect.

Deportation deferrals put employers of immigrants in a bind - New York Times In order to apply for temporary legal status under the new deferred action program, young undocumented immigrants must prove they have lived at least five years in the U.S., and one way is to have an employer verify their job history. But employers who do so run the risk of admitting they've violated federal law by hiring them. 

Undocumented or illegal: Media outlets battle over immigration terms - Fox News Latino More on the latest chapter of the debate over terms used in media to describe immigrants in the U.S. without authorization. The discussion was rekindled last week after activist and former journalist Jose Antonio Vargas brought it up during his keynote speech at a journalists' conference in San Francisco.

L.A. day laborers urge Gov. Jerry Brown to make deportations tougher - Neon Tommy A small group of day laborers and others demonstrated yesterday in front of the East Los Angeles Sheriff's station, urging California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill known as the TRUST Act that would limit local cops' cooperation with federal immigration agents. Brown has until the end of the month to sign.

Anti-Muslim filmmaker's probation case creeps - CBS A federal probation violation investigation into Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the alleged filmmaker behind an anti-Muslim video that triggered deadly violence in the Middle East, "is proceeding slowly and privately, reflecting the explosiveness of the case." Nakoula has reportedly put his Cerritos, Calif. home up for sale and remains in hiding.

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