How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: DACA paperwork hassles, US to lose white majority by 2043, sorority girls posing as 'Mexican,' more

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New policy for young immigrants creates paperwork deluge - NPR The federal deferred action program, which kicked off in August, requires applicants seeking temporary legal status to document five consecutive years in the country. More than 300,000 people have applied, resulting in a crush of requests to schools for transcripts. 

Census projects that by 2043, US will no longer be white-majority nation - Southern California Public Radio According to new U.S. Census Bureau projections, non-Latino whites in the will cease to be a majority in thirty years, with the country becoming a "plurality" nation with no single majority group. Asian American and Latino populations are expected to more than double.

Penn State holds silent march for Latino students after sorority's offensive Mexican-themed party photo leaks - New York Daily News From the story: "Members of the university’s Chi Omega chapter were blasted after a photo of several girls wearing sombreros and fake mustaches at a party leaked online. Two students were holding signs that read, 'Will mow lawn for weed and beer,' and 'I don’t cut grass. I smoke it.' "

Quinn wants NYC not to give feds info on certain illegal immigrants - CBS New York City municipal leaders who include City Council speaker Christine Quinn are proposing a measure that would  limit local participation in the federal Secure Communities enforcement program. The idea is to stop federal agents from deporting people who pose "no threat to the safety of the city."

Immigration officials arrest Menendez intern - The Hill U.S. immigration agents have arrested a college intern, Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, who was working for the office of Sen. Robert Menendez's (D-N.J.). Sanchez is an undocumented immigrant from Peru who reportedly was prosecuted as a sex offender when he was a minor. Menendez's staff stressed that he was an unpaid intern.

Online Latino lifestyle network MiTu attracts investment - Los Angeles Times The network, which launched earlier this year, features programming for younger Latinos, particularly those who are Spanish speakers. It has raised an estimated $3 million from investors led by a former executive from News Corp., the company that owns Fox News.

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