How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Calif. border crossing starts major expansion, immigrant challenges Georgia license law, Sergio Romo's shirt, more

Busy U.S.-Mexico border crossing gets makeover - Associated Press Tens of thousands of vehicles per day are being rerouted as of yesterday at the San Ysidro border crossing, the busiest on the U.S.-Mexico border, as a major expansion with security upgrades begins. No big traffic jams reported yet.

Illegal immigrant seeks to scrap Georgia driver license law - Atlanta Journal-Constitution Fernando Castillo-Solis, an undocumented immigrant, is challenging the constitutionality of a state law that bars him and others from obtaining a driver's license. The state Supreme Court is set to hear it on Monday.  

Fans, immigrant activists still buzzing about Giants pitcher Sergio Romo's 'illegal' t-shirt - San Jose Mercury News Romo's now-famous 'I Just Look Illegal' shirt, worn during the Giants' World Series victory parade, has even gotten a mention on The Tonight Show. He's a Mexican American born and raised in Brawley, Calif.

Arizona Latinos urged to oust sheriff who pushed deportations - New York Times Activists who have organized under names like "Adiós Arpaio" and "Joe’s Got to Go" are trying to persuade Latino voters to come out to the polls in order to vote out incumbent Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio, well known for his strict policies.

Swiss environmentalists force referendum on immigration - Reuters Swiss environmentalists have presented their government with 120,000 signatures to force a referendum that would restrict immigration. Switzerland's population, including its foreign-born one,  has been on the rise.

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