How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Obama administration talks reform, the fight over a path to citizenship, a 'Colorado Compact,' more

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Demonstrators march during a May Day protest May 1, 2011, in downtown Los Angeles. Thousands of people marched for immigration reform, among other issues.

Obama prepares for immigration bill push - USA Today White House aides say a comprehensive immigration reform plan is on the agenda as the Obama administration's "next big political project," but it has to wait until the fiscal cliff crisis is resolved.

Citizenship becomes focus of immigration fight - Wall Street Journal While both major political parties are talking immigration reform, a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants remains a sticking point. Most Democrats are pushing for citizenship, but many Republicans are reluctant to take it that far.

Colorado becomes fourth state with immigration compact - Salt Lake Tribune Colorado is the latest state to adopt a "compact" similar to Utah's on immigration, with guiding principals for comprehensive immigration reform. The plan is being backed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers.

U.S. health care could shrink for illegal immigrants - USA Today When President Obama's health reform plan is fully implemented, undocumented immigrants are expected to make up a quarter of the uninsured. Larger caseloads of newly insured patients at hospitals could make it more difficult for them to access care.

A Texas history lesson: The first illegal immigrants were Anglos from the U.S. - Houston Chronicle In 1830, after Mexico passed a law prohibiting most migration from the United States, it was English-speaking white Americans who were coming illegally into what is now Texas, at the time still part of Mexico.

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