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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Immigrants and criminal convictions, reaching out to new voters, a Russian immigration protest, more

Immigration consequences of criminal convictions - Fronteras Desk Since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Padilla v. Kentucky two years ago, attorneys have had to be especially careful as to how they counsel foreign-born clients. An "aggravated felony" conviction makes one deportable, including legal residents and military veterans.

Thousands of Russian nationalists protest immigrants in central Moscow - EFE Another example of sentiment that has been growing in some European nations: "Thousands of radical Russian nationalists staged a protest they called the 'Russian March' in downtown Moscow on Sunday." Russia has seen more immigrants coming from former Soviet republics in Central Asia.

Young immigrant, newly fearless, ponders future - ABC On one young woman's switch from living in the shadows to now having temporary legal status under the deferred action program. She recently boarded a plane: " 'I am flying for the first time' the 22-year-old criminal justice student from Queens wrote, in a jubilant essay."

Reaching out to Latino, Asian American and naturalized citizen voters - Southern California Public Radio "Some critics say candidates haven’t done enough to reach new voters, especially those who speak languages other than English. But compared with the rest of the country, California has done a better job registering and engaging many of these voters."

Georgia Supreme Court to hear illegal immigrant's driver's-license challenge - Atlanta Journal-Constitution Today the Georgia state Supreme Court is to hear a challenge from Fernando Castillo-Solis, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, to a state law that bars him from obtaining a driver's license.  

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