How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Immigration reform and the GOP, growing Asian American political clout, Diwali, more

Republicans rethink immigration reform after Romney loses Latino vote - Huffington Post Some GOP leaders have been publicly talking about the possibility of supporting immigration reform, but "the party remains divided over whether it will support a path to citizenship for the undocumented -- an issue that could cause problems and legislative delays in the Republican-controlled House."

Asian voters show growing clout in California - Vallejo Times-Herald Exit poll data has shown that at least 70 percent of Asian Americans who voted last week supported the reelection of President Obama, "a sign that the nation's fastest-growing and most politically undecided electorate is leaning increasingly Democratic."

Republicans hunt for election lessons as wounds heal - NBC From the story: "Mitt Romney’s poor performance among Latino voters in states like Nevada and Colorado helped undermine his chances of victory in those battlegrounds. As a result, some Republicans are drawing the lesson that their party must find a message and a candidate to ensure they do not end up, as Romney did in Nevada, winning only about one-in-four Latino voters."

Dyes, candles and mountains of food: Your Diwali shots from around the world - CNN The Hindu holiday Diwali that's being celebrated this month is one of the most important on the Hindu spiritual calendar. Candles and oil lamps are lit to commemorate the legend of the Hindu god Rama returning to his kingdom after many years of exile.

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