How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Illegal immigration as economic bellwether, DACA applicants on the rise, more

Improved economy draws illegal immigrants - USA Today More on the new study from U.S. and Mexican researchers suggesting there has been a slight increase in northbound migration from Mexico in the first half of this year, coinciding with a slowly recovering U.S. economy.

Most journalists covering immigration are white, study says - ABC A new study tracking immigration coverage finds that between January 1 and October 12 of this year, 93 percent all immigration-related articles from 38 media organizations studied were produced by white journalists.

DHS: 200K Illegal Immigrants Have Applied to Defer Deportation - New American The latest numbers on applicants for deferred action, a form of temporary legal status introduced recently by the Obama administration for young undocumented immigrants who arrived as minors under age 16.

Immigrant detention center considered in Joliet - The State Journal-Register Federal officials are considering construction of a new immigrant detention outside Chicago, after plans for another facility outside the city fell apart due to local opposition.

Latino vote may top 12 million in 2012 - CNN From the story: "The number of registered Latinos has increased by 26% in the last four years to 12.2 million or 8.7% of all voters. A new potential Latino voter turns 18 every 30 seconds."

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