How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Shifting politics give immigrants hope, report condemns detention centers, remembering an LA Chinese American leader, more

Immigration U-turn has Hispanics seeing 'light at end of tunnel' - Reuters Some Latin American immigrants,"regardless of their immigration status, feel fresh optimism this week over newfound Republican willingness to consider immigration reform to avoid further alienating Hispanic voters."

Detention Watch Network calls for closing of some immigration facilities, government says they'll meet with group - Dallas Morning News The watchdog group has issued a report condemning several facilities around the country used by federal officials to detain immigrants. Many of the facilities are contracted.

Rubio brushes off 2016, urges immigration reform - CNN Speaking in Washington, D.C., Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said that his headlining an Iowa fundraiser this weekend doesn't signal any sort of precursor to a 2016 presidential run. But he is pushing immigration reform: "It behooves us to find a permanent solution," he said.

Wilbur K. Woo dies at 96; a leader of L.A.'s Chinese community - Los Angeles Times The late banker and produce merchant arrived in Los Angeles as an immigrant child at age 5; his son, Michael Woo, became the first Asian American elected to the Los Angeles City Council.

ACLU files class-action lawsuit challenging mandatory immigration lock-up - Huffington Post The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of detainees in New Jersey that challenges the federal policy of mandatory detention, in which immigrants are held without the chance of release on bond. An opinion piece.
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