Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Immigration stance wins Obama support, King defends 'bird dog' comment, overlooked Latino voters, more

Obama immigration stance locks in Hispanic support - Associated Press Obama's evolving immigration stance, especially a recent order allowing legal status for some young undocumented immigrants, has gained him support from Latinos who have been trending Democratic in light of stricter GOP positions on immigration.

Immigrant travels long, stressful journey to citizenship - USA Today One woman's journey from arriving illegally after jumping a border fence as a teen in 1993 to finally passing a citizenship test.

Steve King: Comparing immigrants to dogs was 'a compliment' - Huffington Post In a news interview, Rep. Steve King of Iowa stood by comments he made earlier this year when he compared choosing immigrants for visas to choosing good bird dogs: "It was a compliment ... They knew it was a compliment, they turned it into an insult because they're professional hyperventilators." 

Why Romney is gaining ground with Latinos in Florida - CNN From an opinion piece: "Romney's aides suggest that the gap between the candidates in Florida is closing because of a recent series of ads accusing Obama of something that Latino voters won't tolerate in a president: weakness." An appeal to machismo?

The overlooked Latinos - Los Angeles Times Political campaigns tend to overlook multigenerational U.S. citizen Latinos who have little if any connection to their ancestors' homelands. More than 60 percent of Latinos in the country were born here, many whose immigrant roots go back three generations or more.

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