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In the news this morning: Youth immigrant activists expand goals, evangelicals and immigration reform, deferred action, more

Young immigrant activists cast a wider net - New York Times Meeting in Kansas City, hundreds of leaders of United We Dream, the nation's largest youth immigrant activist network, has voted "to expand beyond their past demands for citizenship for young people, and to mobilize in support of a bill to legalize 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States."  

Evangelicals may boost immigration shift - San Francisco Chronicle As otherwise conservative evangelical leaders lobby for comprehensive immigration reform, some say it's " the right thing to do from a moral perspective."

Smuggling boat rams Coast Guard vessel, petty officer killed - Associated Press The officer was killed during a pre-dawn attack on a vessel by a suspected smuggling boat off the Channel Islands. The Coast Guard was participating in mission to interdict drug smuggling.

Deferred action applications have slowed since September. Why? - Southern California Public Radio More on the slowdown in applications for temporary legal status under deferred action; applications to date peaked in September. There are many theories as to why, including that the initial peak consisted of younger applicants for whom obtaining necessary paperwork was easier.

CNN to expand in Latino market - Politico The cable network plans to launch "a new Spanish-language programming service next year to tap into the booming market of Latino Americans." It's set to debut in Los Angeles next month.