How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: LAPD chief proposes limits on deportation holds, a Latino swing-state lead for Obama, more

LAPD chief proposes limiting who local cops can hold for deportation - Southern California Public Radio Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck announced yesterday that he hopes to introduce a new policy that would limit who local cops hold for immigraiton agents to serious offenders.

Dems hammer Romney on deportation waivers for young illegal immigrants - The Hill From the story: "Democrats say Romney is playing election-year politics by vowing, as president, to continue the 'deferred action' program for those enrolled under Obama, but to eliminate it for future applicants." 

Gay illegal immigrant denied protection in US - Associated Press A federal appeals court in Denver has refused asylum for Efren Neri-Garcia, a gay man from Mexico who said he was persecuted there and was seeking protection in the United States.

Poll: Obama up 61 points with Nevada Latinos, up 30 points in Florida - Politico In the swing states of Florida and Nevada, places where Latino voters can tip the election, a new poll shows President Obama leading GOP rival Mitt Romney by a wide margin.

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